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How Sweet and Silent is the Place   1 comment

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Above:  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Anthony’s Episcopal Church, Winder, Georgia, June 14, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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

Text (1901) by Alice Freeman Palmer (1855-1902)

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1.  How sweet and silent is the place,

My God, alone with thee,

Awaiting here thy touch of grace,

Thy heavenly mystery!

2.  So many ways thou hast, dear Lord,

My longing heart to fill,–

Thy lovely world, thy spoken word,

The doing thy sweet will,

3.  Giving thy children living bread,

Leading thy weak ones on,

The touch of dear hands on my head,

The thought of loved ones gone!

4.  Lead me by many paths, dear Lord,

But always in thy way,

And help me make my earth a heaven,

Till next Communion Day.