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Handbook to the Hymnal (1935) August 28, 2013

Above:  Part of the Title Page of a Germane Volume from my Library

Calvin Weiss Laufer (1874-1938) was a U.S. Presbyterian minister and hymnodist.

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We Thank Thee, Lord, Thy Paths of Service:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/we-thank-thee-lord-thy-paths-of-service/

Thee, Holy Father, We Adore:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/thee-holy-father-we-adore/

O Thou Eternal Christ of God:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/o-thou-eternal-christ-of-god/

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Above:  Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Greensboro, Georgia, Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1935), of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1784-1939); the Methodist Protestant Church (1828-1939); the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1845-1939); and The Methodist Church (1939-1968)

Words (1933) by Calvin Weiss Laufer (1864-1938), U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymnodist

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1.  O Thou Eternal Christ of God,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

Establish Thou for evermore

The triumph now begun.

A mighty host, by Thee redeemed,

Is marching in Thy train:

Thine is the Kingdom and the power,

And Thou in love shalt reign.

2.  O Holy Saviour of mankind,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

We bear with Thee the scourge and cross

If so Thy will is done.

And be the road uphill or down,

Unbroken or well trod,

We go with Thee to claim and build

A city unto God.

3.  O Thou whose dreams enthrall the heart,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

Ride on till tyranny and greed

Are evermore undone.

In mart and court and parliament

The common good increase,

Till men at least shall ring the bells

Of brotherhood and peace.

4.  O Thou who art the Life and Light,

Exalted Lord and King.

We hail Thine august majesty

And loud hosanna sing.

Until in every land and clime

Thine ends of love are won:

O Christ, Redeemer, Brother, Friend,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

Thee, Holy Father, We Adore   2 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia, August 25, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1933), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words (1931), by Calvin Weiss Laufer (1874-1938), U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymnodist, after “a great domestic sorrow” left his heart “bereft of an inspiring companionship” and the

experience of God’s grace, in its ministry of comfort and a sense of victory in this soul crisis, not only illumined the darkness that fell but revealed the majesty and greatness of God in unforgettable glory

Handbook to The Hymnal (1935), page 19

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1.  Thee, Holy Father, we adore;

We sing Thy praises o’er and o’er:

Alleluia, Alleluia!

With seraph throngs join heart and voice,

Acclaim Thy glory, and rejoice:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

2.  Thou fillest heaven and earth and sea

With sovereign power and majesty:

Alleluia, Alleluia!

Yet where the poor in spirit meet,

There is Thy blessing seat:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

3.  Our souls on wings of rapture rise

To swell the choirs of Paradise:

Alleluia, Alleluia!

Enthralled and thrilled, we Thee adore,

Who art our God forevermore.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Henry Hallam Tweedy   Leave a comment

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Above:  Yale Divinity School, Between 1900 and 1915

Publisher = Detroit Publishing Company

Image Source = Library of Congress

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Reproduction Number = LC-D4-39339

Henry Hallam Tweedy (1868-1953), a U.S. Congregationalist minister, liturgist, and hymn writer, taught practical theology at Yale Divinity School from 1909 to 1937,

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O Gracious Father of Mankind:

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O Spirit of the Living God:

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Eternal God, Whose Power Upholds:

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Above:  A Globe

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Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1966), of The Methodist Church (1939-1968) and The United Methodist Church (1968-)

Words (1929) by Henry Hallam Tweedy (1868-1953), U.S. Congregationalist Minister, Liturgist, and Hymn Writer

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1.  Eternal God, whose power upholds

Both flower and flaming star,

To whom there is no here nor there,

No time, no near nor far,

No alien race, no foreign shore,

No child unsought, unknown:

O send us forth, thy prophets true,

To make all lands thine own!

2.  O God of love, whose spirit wakes

In every human breast,

Whom love, and love alone can know

In whom all hearts find rest;

Help us to spread thy gracious reign

Till greed and hate shall cease,

And kindness dwell in human hearts,

And all the earth find peace!

3.  O God of truth, whom science seeks

And reverent souls adore,

Who lightest every earnest mind

Of every clime and shore;

Dispel the gloom of error’s night,

Of ignorance and fear,

Until true wisdom from above

Shall make life’s pathway clear!

4.  O God of beauty, oft revealed

In dreams of human art,

In speech that flows to melody,

In holiness of heart:

Teach us to ban all ugliness

That blinds our eyes to thee,

Till all shall know the loveliness

Of lives made fair and free.

5.  O God of righteousness and grace,

Seen in the Christ, thy Son,

Whose life and death reveal thy face,

By whom thy will was done:

Inspire thy heralds of good news

To live thy life divine,

Till Christ is formed in all mankind

And every land is thine!

O Spirit of the Living God   3 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, Georgia, May 23, 2010

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Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1966), of The Methodist Church (1939-1968) and The United Methodist Church (1968-)

Words by Henry Hallam Tweedy (1868-1953), U.S. Congregationalist Minister, Liturgist, and Hymn Writer

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1.  O Spirit of the living God,

Thou light and fire divine,

Descend upon thy Church once more,

And make it truly thine!

Fill it with love and joy and power,

With righteousness and peace,

Till Christ shall dwell in human hearts,

And sin and sorrow cease.

2.  Blow, wind of God!  With wisdom blow

Until our minds are free

From mists of error, clouds of doubt,

Which blind our eyes to thee!

Burn, winged fire!  Inspire our lips

With flaming love and zeal,

To preach to all thy great good news,

God’s glorious commonweal!

3.  Teach us to utter living words

Of truth which all may hear,

The language all men understand

When love speaks loud and clear;

Till every age and race and clime

Shall blend their creeds in one,

And earth shall form one brotherhood

By whom thy will is done.

4.  So shall we know the power of him

Who came mankind to save.

So shall we rise with him to life

Which soars beyond the grave;

And earth shall win true holiness,

Which makes thy children whole,

Till, perfected by thee, we reach

Creation’s glorious goal!

O Gracious Father of Mankind   2 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, with a Communicant at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia, August 25, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1933), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words (1925) by Henry Hallam Tweedy (1868-1953), U.S. Congregationalist Minister, Liturgist, and Hymn Writer

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1.  O gracious Father of mankind,

Our spirits’ unseen Friend,

High heaven’s Lord, our hearts’ dear Guest,

To Thee our prayers ascend.

Thou dost not wait till human speech

Thy gifts divine implore;

Our dreams, our aims, our work, our lives

Are prayers Thou lovest more.

2.  Thou hearest these, the good and ill,

Deep buried in each breast;

The secret thought, the hidden plan,

Wrought out or unexpressed.

O cleanse our prayers from human dross,

Attune our lives to Thee,

Until we labor for those gifts

We ask on bended knee.

3.  Thou seekest us in love and truth

More than our minds seek Thee;

Through open gates Thy power flows in

Like flood tides from the sea.

No more we seek Thee from afar,

Nor ask Thee for a sign,

Content to pray in life and love

And toil, till all are Thine.