Archive for June 2018

R. B. Y. Scott   Leave a comment

Above:  R. B. Y. Scott

Image Source = Archives of The United Church of Canada; accessed at http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/s/c/o/t/scott_rby.htm

Robert Balgarnie Young Scott (1899-1987) was a minister in The United Church of Canada and a renowned Biblical scholar and academic.

I have scheduled him for addition (in  2019, most likely) to my Ecumenical Calendar of Saints’ Days and Holy Days at SUNDRY THOUGHTS, another one of my weblogs, which links to this one.

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O Day of God, Draw Nigh:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/o-day-of-god-draw-nigh/

Eternal, Unchanging, We Sing to Thy Praise:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/eternal-unchanging-we-sing-to-thy-praise/

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Posted June 17, 2018 by neatnik2009 in Sources S

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O Day of God, Draw Nigh   1 comment

Above:  Apotheosis of War, by Vasily Vereshchagin

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = The Hymnbook of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada (1971)

Text (1937, 1939) by Robert Balgarnie Young (R. B. Y.) Scott (1899-1987)

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O day of God, draw nigh

in beauty and in power;

come with thy timeless judgement

now to match our present hour.

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Bring to our troubled minds,

uncertain and afraid,

the quiet of a steadfast faith,

calm of a call obeyed.

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Bring justice to our land,

that all may dwell secure,

and finely build for days to come

foundations that endure.

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Bring to our world of strife

thy sovereign word of peace,

that war may haunt the earth no more

and desolation cease.

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O day of God, draw nigh,

as at creation’s birth;

let there be light again, and set

thy judgements in the earth.

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Eternal, Unchanging, We Sing to Thy Praise   1 comment

Above:  Sunset, Athens, Georgia, June 16, 2018

Photographer = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada (1971)

Text (1938) by Robert Balgarnie Young (R. B. Y.) Scott (1899-1987)

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Eternal, Unchanging, we sing to thy praise:

thy mercies are endless, and righteous thy ways;

thy servants proclaim the renown of thy name

who rulest omnipotent, ever the same.

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Again we rejoice in the world thou hast made,

thy mighty creation in beauty arrayed,

we thank thee for live, and we praise thee for joy,

for love and for hope that no power can destroy.

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We praise thee for Jesus, our Master and Lord,

the might of his Spirit, the truth of his word,

his comfort in sorrow, his patience in pain,

the faith sure and steadfast that Jesus shall reign.

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