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The Episcopal Shield

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How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place:

Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song:

O Day of Peace That Dimly Shines:

We Sing for All the Unsung Saints:


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We Sing for All the Unsung Saints   4 comments

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda

The Communion of Saints

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Words (1996) by Carl P. Daw, Jr. (Born in 1944), an Episcopal Priest

Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book (2006), of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod


1.  We sing for all the unsung saints,

That countless, nameless throng,

Who kept the faith and passed it on

With hope steadfast and strong

Through all the daily griefs and joys

No chronicles record,

Forgetful of their lack of fame,

But mindful of their Lord.

2.  Though uninscribed with date or place,

With title, rank, or name,

As living stones their stories join

To form a hallowed frame

Around the myst’ry in their midst:

The Lamb once sacrificed,

The Love that wrested life from death,

The wounded, risen Christ.

3.  So we take heart from unknown saints

Bereft of earthly fame,

Those faithful ones who have received

A more enduring name;

For they reveal true blessing comes

When we our pride efface

And offer back our lives to be

The vessels of God’s grace.

O Day of Peace That Dimly Shines   7 comments

Shalom in Hebrew

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Hymn Source = The Episcopal Hymnal 1982

Words by the Reverend Carl P. Daw, Jr. (born 1944), an Episcopal priest

The tune is Jerusalem, as in “And did those feet in ancient times….”


1.  O day of peace that dimly shines

through all our hopes and prayers and dreams,

guide us to justice, truth, and love,

delivered from our selfish schemes.

May swords of hate fall from our hands,

our hearts from envy find release,

till by God’s grace

our warring world shall see

Christ’s promised reign of peace.

2.  Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb,

nor shall the fierce devour the small;

as beasts and cattle calmly graze,

a little child shall lead them all.

Then enemies shall learn to love,

all creatures find their true accord;

the hope of peace shall be fulfilled,

for all the earth shall know the Lord.

Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song   6 comments

Ruddy Ground Dove

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by the Reverend Carl P. Daw, Jr. (born in 1944), an Episcopal priest


1.  Luke the murmur of the dove’ song,

like the challenge of her flight,

like the vigor of the wind’s rush,

like the new flame’s eager might:

come, Holy Spirit, come.

2.  To the members of Christ’s Body,

to the branches of the Vine,

to the Church in faith assembled,

to her midst as gift and sign:

come, Holy Spirit, come.

3.  With the healing of divisions,

with the ceaseless voice of prayer,

with the power to love and witness,

with the peace beyond compare:

come, Holy Spirit, come.

How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place   1 comment

St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A.

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

A paraphrase of Psalm 84

The first two verses of the hymn come from The Psalms of David in Meeter (1650), of the Church of Scotland; the last two verses are by The Reverend Carl P. Daw, Jr., an Episcopal priest born in 1944.


1.  How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of hosts to me!

My thirsty soul desires and longs within thy courts to be;

my weary heart and flesh cry out, O living God, for thee.

2.  Beside thine altars, gracious Lord, the swallows find a nest;

how happy they who dwell with thee and praise thee without rest,

and happy they whose hearts are set upon the pilgrim’s quest.

3.  Those who go through the desert vale will find it filled with springs,

and they shall climb from height to height till Zion’s temple rings

with praise to thee, in glory throned, Lord God, great King of kings.

4.  One day within thy courts excels a thousand spend away;

how happy they who keep thy laws nor from thy precepts stray,

for thou shalt surely bless all those who live the words they pray.