Archive for January 2014

In the Morning I Will Raise   1 comment

In the Morning I Will Rise

Above:  The Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1911), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words (1840) by the Reverend William Henry Furness (1802-1896), a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Unitarian minister involved in then-radical causes, such as the abolition of slavery

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1.  In the morning I will raise

To my God the voice of praise;

With His kind protection blest,

Sweet and deep has been my rest.

2.  In the morning I will pray

For His blessing on the day;

What this day shall be my lot,

Light or darkness, know I not.

3.  Should it be with clouds o’ercast ,

Clouds of sorrow gathering fast,

Thou, who givest light Divine,

Shine within me, Lord, O shine.

4.  Show me, if I tempted be,

How to find all strength in Thee,

And a perfect triumph win

Over every bosom sin.

5.  Keep my feet from secret snares,

Keep my eyes, O God, from tears,

Every step Thy grace attend,

And my soul from death defend.

6.  Then, when fall the shades of night,

All within shall still be light;

Thou wilt peace around diffuse,

Gently as the evening dews.

Eliza Scudder   1 comment

Massachusetts Flag

Above:  The Flag of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Image in the Public Domain

Eliza Scudder (1821-1896), born in Boston, Massachusetts, was originally a Unitarian yet became an Episcopalian.

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/feast-of-eliza-scudder-september-26/

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Thou Grace Divine, Encircling All:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/thou-grace-divine-encircling-all/

Thou Hast Gone Up Again:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/thou-hast-gone-up-again/

Thou Life Within My Life:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/thou-life-within-my-life/

Thou Long Disowned, Reviled, Oppressed:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/thou-long-disowned-reviled-oppressed/

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Posted January 27, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Sources S

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Thou Grace Divine, Encircling All   1 comment

Thou Grace Divine, Encircling All

Above:  The Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Pilgrim Hymnal (1904), National Council of Congregational Churches of the United States

Words (1852) by Eliza Scudder (1821-1896)

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1.  Thou Grace divine, encircling all,

A soundless, shoreless sea,

Wherein at last our souls must fall,

O love of God most free!

2.  When over dizzy heights we go,

One soft hand blinds our eyes,

The other leads us safe and slow,

O love of God most wise!

3.  And though we turn us from thy face,

And wander wide and long,

Thou hold’st us still in thine embrace,

O love of God most strong!

4.  The saddened heart, the restless soul,

The toil-worn frame and mind,

Alike confess thy sweet control,

O love of God most kind!

5.  But not alone thy care we claim,

Our wayward steps to win;

We know thee by a dearer name,

O love of God within!

6.  And, filled and quickened by thy breath,

Our souls are strong and free

To rise o’er sin and fear and death,

O love of God, to thee.

Thou Hast Gone Up Again   2 comments

Thou Hast Gone Up Again

Above:  Part of the Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Pilgrim Hymnal (1904), National Council of Congregational Churches of the United States

Words by Eliza Scudder, 1821-1896

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1.  Thou hast gone up again,

Thou who didst first come down;

Thou hast gone up to reign,

Gone up from cross to crown.

Beyond the opening sky

No more thy face we see;

Yet draw our souls on high,

That we may dwell with thee.

2.  Up to those regions blest

Where faith has fullest sway,

Up to thine endless rest,

Up to thy cloudless day;

Up, up to where thou art,

Fount of unwasting love,

Up to thy mighty heart,

All its greatn power to prove.

3.  Not now for distant heaven

Or future life we pray:

Lord, let thy grace be given

To make us thine to-day.

Here hold us in thy hand,

Here by thy Spirit guide,

So shall our hearts ascend,

And still with thee abide.

Posted January 27, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Easter 1800s, The Pilgrim Hymnal (1904)

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Thou Life Within My Life   1 comment

Thou Life Within My Life

Above:  Part of the Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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

Words (1871) by Eliza Scudder (1821-1896)

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1.  Thou Life within my life, than self more near,

Thou veiled Presence infinitely clear,

From all illusive shows of sense I flee,

To find my center and my rest in Thee.

2.  Below all depths Thy saving mercy lies,

Through thickest gloom I see Thy light arise;

Above the highest heavens Thou art not found

More surely than within this earthly round.

3.  Take part with me against these doubts that rise

And seek to throne Thee far in distant skies;

Take part with me against this self that dares

Assume the burden of these sins and cares.

4.  How shall I call Thee who art always here?

How shall I praise Thee who art still most dear?

What may I give Thee save what Thou hast given,

And whom but Thee have I in earth or heaven?

Posted January 27, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Praise of God/Seeking God 1800s, The Hymnal (1933)

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Thou Long Disowned, Reviled, Oppressed   1 comment

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = Hymns and Sonnets (1880)

Words (1860) by Eliza Scudder (1821-1896)

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1.  Thou long disowned, reviled, oppressed,

Strange friend of humankind,

Seeking through weary years a rest

Within our hearts to find.

2.  How late thy bright and awful brow

Breaks through these clouds of sin!

Hail, Truth divine, we know thee now;

Angel of God, come in!

3.  Come, with purifying fire

And desolating sword!

Thou of all nations the desire,

Earth waits thy cleansing word.

4.  Struck by the lightning of thy glance,

Let old oppressions die;

Before thy cloudless countenance

Let fear and falsehood fly.

5.  Anoint our eyes with healing grace

To see as ne’er before

Our Father, in our brother’s face,

Our Master, in His poor.

6.  Flood our dark life with golden day,

Convince, subdue, enthrall;

Then to a mightier yield thy sway,

And love be all in all!

Henry Hart Milman   1 comment

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Above:  St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, Between 1910 and 1920

Copyright Claimant = Detroit Publishing Company

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/det/item/det1994020000/pp/)

Reproduction Number = LC-D4-73191

Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868) was Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/feast-of-henry-hart-milman-september-25/

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O Help Us, Lord; Each Hour of Need Thy Heavenly Succour Give:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/o-help-us-lord-each-hour-of-need-thy-heavenly-succour-give/

When Our Heads Are Bowed With Woe:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/when-our-heads-are-bowed-with-woe/

Ride On! Ride On In Majesty!:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/ride-on-ride-on-in-majesty/

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Posted January 27, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Sources M

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