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Strong Son of God, Immortal Love   1 comment

Strong Son of God, Immortal Love

Above:  The Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Words (1850), by Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892), from In Memoriam; stanzas #1, 4, 5, and 7 of the eleven stanzas, according to William Chalmers Covert and Calvin Weiss Laufer, Handbook to The Hymnal (Philadelphia, PA:  Presbyterian Board of Christian Education, 1935), page 192

https://archive.org/details/inmemoriambyalfr00tennuoft

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/feast-of-alfred-tennyson-august-4/

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

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1.  Strong Son of God, immortal Love,

When we, that have  not seen Thy face,

By faith, and faith alone, embrace,

Believing where we cannot prove;

2.  Thou seemest human and divine,

The highest, holiest manhood Thou:

Our wills are ours, we know not how;

Our wills are ours, to make them Thine.

3.  Our little systems have their day;

They have their day and cease to be;

They are but broken lights of Thee,

And Thou, O Lord, art more than they.

4.  Let knowledge grow from more to more,

But more of reverence in us dwell;

That mind and soul, according well,

May make one music as before.

Calvin Weiss Laufer   Leave a comment

Handbook to the Hymnal (1935) August 28, 2013

Above:  Part of the Title Page of a Germane Volume from my Library

Calvin Weiss Laufer (1874-1938) was a U.S. Presbyterian minister and hymnodist.

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/feast-of-calvin-weiss-laufer-april-18/

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We Thank Thee, Lord, Thy Paths of Service:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/we-thank-thee-lord-thy-paths-of-service/

Thee, Holy Father, We Adore:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/thee-holy-father-we-adore/

O Thou Eternal Christ of God:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/o-thou-eternal-christ-of-god/

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O Thou Eternal Christ of God   3 comments

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Above:  Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Greensboro, Georgia, Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1935), of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1784-1939); the Methodist Protestant Church (1828-1939); the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1845-1939); and The Methodist Church (1939-1968)

Words (1933) by Calvin Weiss Laufer (1864-1938), U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymnodist

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1.  O Thou Eternal Christ of God,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

Establish Thou for evermore

The triumph now begun.

A mighty host, by Thee redeemed,

Is marching in Thy train:

Thine is the Kingdom and the power,

And Thou in love shalt reign.

2.  O Holy Saviour of mankind,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

We bear with Thee the scourge and cross

If so Thy will is done.

And be the road uphill or down,

Unbroken or well trod,

We go with Thee to claim and build

A city unto God.

3.  O Thou whose dreams enthrall the heart,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

Ride on till tyranny and greed

Are evermore undone.

In mart and court and parliament

The common good increase,

Till men at least shall ring the bells

Of brotherhood and peace.

4.  O Thou who art the Life and Light,

Exalted Lord and King.

We hail Thine august majesty

And loud hosanna sing.

Until in every land and clime

Thine ends of love are won:

O Christ, Redeemer, Brother, Friend,

Ride on! Ride on! Ride on!

Thee, Holy Father, We Adore   2 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia, August 25, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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

Words (1931), by Calvin Weiss Laufer (1874-1938), U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymnodist, after “a great domestic sorrow” left his heart “bereft of an inspiring companionship” and the

experience of God’s grace, in its ministry of comfort and a sense of victory in this soul crisis, not only illumined the darkness that fell but revealed the majesty and greatness of God in unforgettable glory

Handbook to The Hymnal (1935), page 19

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1.  Thee, Holy Father, we adore;

We sing Thy praises o’er and o’er:

Alleluia, Alleluia!

With seraph throngs join heart and voice,

Acclaim Thy glory, and rejoice:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

2.  Thou fillest heaven and earth and sea

With sovereign power and majesty:

Alleluia, Alleluia!

Yet where the poor in spirit meet,

There is Thy blessing seat:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

3.  Our souls on wings of rapture rise

To swell the choirs of Paradise:

Alleluia, Alleluia!

Enthralled and thrilled, we Thee adore,

Who art our God forevermore.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

We Thank Thee, Lord, Thy Paths of Service   2 comments

Above:  Episcopal Church of the Common Ground, Atlanta, Georgia, Pentecost Sunday, May 28, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Hymnbook (1955), Presbyterian and Reformed

Words (1919) by the Reverend Calvin Weiss Laufer (1874-1938), a minister of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (1869-1958 version) and Assistant Editor of its 1933 Hymnal  (I have a copy.)

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1.  We thank thee, Lord, thy paths of service lead

To blazoned heights and down the slopes of need;

They reach thy throne, encompass land and sea,

And he who journeys in them walks with thee.

2.  We’ve sought and found thee in the secret place

And marveled at the radiance of thy face;

But often in some far-off Galilee

Beheld thee fairer yet while serving thee.

3.  We’ve felt thy touch in sorrow’s darkened way

Abound with love and solace for the day;

And, ‘neath the burdens there, thy sovereignty

Has held our hearts enthralled while serving thee.

4.  We’ve seen thy glory like a mantle spread

O’er hill and dale in saffron flame and red;

But in the eyes of men, redeemed and free,

A splendor greater yet while serving thee.