Archive for the ‘The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)’ Category

Thy Palm Trees Fed with Dew and Sun   2 comments

Palm Trees

Above:  Palm Trees

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1921) by Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  Thy palm trees with dew and sun,

Thy cedars crowning Lebanon,

Thine olives of Gethsemane,

O Lord of Light, all worshipped thee.

Refrain:

Hosanna! Hosanna! To the Son of David,

Hosanna! Hosanna! To the Son of David,

Hosanna, To the Son of David, Hosanna!

2.  Let oaks and elms take up thy praise,

Let maples, birches, willows raise

Adoring branches in thy sight,

O Lord of Beauty, Lord of Light.

Refrain

3.  Thou art the vine, to thee we bring

Ourselves thy branches, glad with spring;

By ripening fruit may we be known,

O Lord of Light and Love, thine own.

Refrain

Father in Heaven, Hear Us Today   Leave a comment

Holy Trinity Icon Andrei Rublev

Above:  Icon of the Holy Trinity

Image in the Public Domain

Text by Charles Gordon Ames (1828-1912)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  Father in heaven,

Hear us today;

Hallowed thy name be,

Hear us, we pray.

O let thy kingdom come,

O let thy will be done,

By all beneath the sun,

As in the skies.

2.  Father in heaven,

Hear us today;

Hallowed thy name be,

Hear us we pray.

Giver of daily food,

Fountain of truth and good,

Be all our hearts imbued

With love like thine.

3.  Father in heaven,

Hear us today;

Hallowed thy name be,

Hear us, we pray.

Lead us in paths of right,

Save us from sin and blight,

King of all love and might,

Glorious for aye.

Dear Lord, Who Sought at Dawn of Day   2 comments

Dawn on River

Above:  Dawn on River

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Text (1925) by Harry Webb Farrington (1879-1930)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  Dear Lord, who sought at dawn of day

The solitary woods to pray,

In quietness we come to ask

Thy presence for the daily task.

2.  O Master, who with kindly face

At noonday trod the market place,

We crave a brother’s smile and song

When mingling in the lovely throng.

3.  Thou wearied Christ, at eventide

Renewed upon the mountain side,

Restore us with thy mystic night

Before the falling of the night.

4.  Strong Pilot, who at midnight hour

Could calm the sea with gentle power,

Grant us the skill to aid the bark

Of those who drift in storm and dark.

Thou Who Taught the Thronging People   Leave a comment

The Sermon on the Mount Carl Bloch, 1890

The Sermon on the Mount
Carl Bloch, 1890

Above:  The Sermon on the Mount, by Carl Heinrich Bloch

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Text (1859) by Henry Summerfield Ninde (1835-1931)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  Thou who taught the thronging people

By blue Galilee;

Speak to us, thy erring children,

Teach us purity.

2.  Thou whose touch could heal the leper,

Make the blind to see;

Touch our hearts and turn the sinning

Into purity.

3.  Thou whose word could still the tempest,

Calm the raging sea;

Hush the storm of human passion,

Give us purity.

4.  Thou who sinless met the tempter;

Grant, O Christ, that we

May o’er come the bent to evil

By thy purity.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord, Thy Disciples   Leave a comment

Twelve Apostles

Above:  The Twelve Apostles

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Text (1920) by Percy MacKaye (1875-1956)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  Holy, holy, holy, Lord, thy disciples

Gather in devotion to sing and dream of thee:

Holy, holy, holy, beautiful and gracious,

Still in our hearts we dwell in Galilee.

2.  Holy, holy, holy, still in the morning

Mending our fisher nets, we hail thee by the shore;

Friend and guide and brother, by the wells of evening

Deep from thy voice we drink thy healing lore.

3.  Holy, holy, holy, Lord, thy disciples

Ever through the ages lie again because of thee:

Holy, holy, holy, all thy ways we follow,

From Bethlehem to dark Gethsemane.

Lord Jesus, Son of Mary   Leave a comment

Nativity

Above:  Nativity

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Text (1926) by William Merriam Crane (1880-?)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  Lord Jesus, Son of Mary,

As now we hail thy birth,

Give faith to see thy coming

Each year, each day, to earth.

2.  Thou comest, walking with us,

In those whose faces shine

With joy to know and mirror

The wondrous life divine.

3.  Thou comest, living truly,

In those who never swerve

In tho’t or happy purpose

To lift and love and serve.

4.  Thou comest, Lord of nations,–

Thy promise to fulfill,–

In those with faith to stablish

The kingdom of good will.

Spirit of God, for Every Good   Leave a comment

Wild Forest and River Landscape

Above:  Wild Forest and River Landscape

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1929) by Osbert Wrightman Warmingham (1885-?)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Spirit of God, for every good

Granted in Sacramental mood,

We raise our song of gratitude,

Alleluia!

2.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

For wooded hills in verdure dressed,

For jeweled waters, wind-caressed,

For ample skies with glories stressed,

Alleluia!

3.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

For beauty’s benedictive moods,

For friendship’s pure beatitudes,

For truth’s eternal rectitudes,

Alleluia!

4.  For childhood’s luring potencies,

For youth’s invigorating dreams,

For manhood’s fuller prophecies,

Alleluia!

5.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

And for thyself, O Spirit, Lord,

Creative Truth and Living Word,

We sing today in deep accord,

Alleluia!