Christ of the Upward Way   2 comments

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Above:  Good Friday Pilgrimage, Atlanta, Georgia, April 18, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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

Words (between 1909 and 1915) by Walter John Mathams (1853-1931)

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1.  Christ of the Upward Way,

My Guide divine,

Where Thou hast set Thy feet

May I place mine;

And move and march wherever Thou hast trod,

Keeping face forward up the hill of God.

2.  Give me the heart to hear

Thy voice and will,

That without fault or fear

I may fulfill

Thy purpose with a glad and holy zest,

Like one who would not bring less than his best.

3.  Give me the great stout arm

To shield the right,

And wield Thy sword of truth

With all my might,

That, in the warfare I must wage for Thee,

More than a victor I may ever be.

4.  Christ of the Upward Way,

My Guide divine,

Where Thou hast set Thy feet,

May I place mine;

And when Thy last call comes serene and clear,

Calm may my answer be, “Lord, I am here.”

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