To the Name That Is Salvation   1 comment

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Christopher’s at the Crossroads Episcopal Church, Perry, Georgia, October 27, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Words (1931) by Percy Dearmer  (1867-1936)

Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1935)

The 1937 companion volume to that hymnal tells me that Dearmer composed this text as “another hymn about God” to fit the tune “Oriel.”

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1.  To the Name that is salvation,

Praise and homage let us pay;

Life of every generation,

Law that all the stars obey;

Love and light by whose creation

All that is stands fast today.

2.  Fairest Name beyond all speaking,

Fullest end of all desire;

Close, yet far beyond all seeking,

Goodness, beauty, truth, entire;

Wisdom, never vengeance wreaking,

Radiance never vexed with ire.

3.  ‘Tis the Name of mercy, speeding

Just and unjust with His ray;

Power that rules by patient leading,

Not by force, the easier way;

So that man, in freedom heading,

May the law of love obey.

4.  Name of aw and Name of pleasure,

Glow divine of grace untold;

Sum of values, whose full treasure

Striving art can ne’er unfold;

Sea of virtue passing measure,

Life that doth all life uphold.

5.  Hail, O Father, all creating,

Now, as when the world began;

Master Mind, amazed we hail Thee,

As the light-year depths we scan;

Spirit of transcendent union,

True and just Thy ways to man!

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