Archive for the ‘Charles Coffin’ Tag

Lord of the Hearts of Men   2 comments

Above:  All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, May 14, 2017

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original Text (1736) by Charles Coffin (1676-1749)

English Translation (1863) by James Russell Woodford (1820-1885)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1911), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

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Lord of the hearts of men,

Thou hast vouchsafed to bless,

From age to age, Thy chosen saints

With fruits of holiness.

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Here faith and hope and love

Reign in sweet bond allied;

There, when this little day is o’er,

Shall love alone abide.

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O love, O truth, O light!

Light never to decay!

O rest from thousand labors past!

O endless Sabbath day!

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Here, amid cares and tears,

Bearing the seed we come;

There, with rejoicing hearts, we bring

Our harvest burdens home.

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Give, mighty Lord Divine,

The fruits Thyself dost love;

Soon shalt Thou, from Thy judgment-seat,

Crown Thine own gifts above.

Charles Coffin   1 comment

Charles Coffin Hymnal 1933

Above:  Part of a Page from The Hymnal (1933), Presbyterian

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Father Charles Coffin (1676-1749), a French Roman Catholic academic, wrote many hymns.

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Lord of the Hearts of Men:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/lord-of-the-hearts-of-men/

As Now the Sun’s Declining Rays:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/as-now-the-suns-declining-rays/

God From On High Hath Heard:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/god-from-on-high-hath-heard/

What Star is This, With Beams So Bright:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/what-star-is-this-with-beams-so-bright/

On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry Announces That the Lord is Nigh:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/on-jordans-bank-the-baptists-cry-announces-that-the-lord-is-nigh/

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As Now the Sun’s Declining Rays   2 comments

As Now the Sun's Declining Rays

Above:  The Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

Original Latin Words by Father Charles Coffin (1676-1749)

English Translation by John Chandler (1806-1876)

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1. As now the sun’s declining rays

At eventide descend,

Even so our years are sinking down

To their appointed end.

2. Lord, on the Cross Thine arms were stretched

To draw the nations nigh;

O grant us then that Cross to love,

And in those arms to die.

3. To God the Father, God the Son,

And God the Holy Ghost,

All glory be from saints on earth,

And from the angel host.

God From On High Hath Heard   3 comments

God From On High Hath Heard

Above:  The Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = Pilgrim Hymnal (1935), Congregational Christian Churches

Original Latin Words by Father Charles Coffin (1676-1749)

English Translation by James Russell Woodford (1820-1885)

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1. God from on high hath heard:

Let sighs and sorrows cease;

The skies unfold, and lo!

Descends the gift of peace.

2. Hark! On the midnight air

Celestial voices swell;

The hosts of heav’n proclaim

“God comes on earth to dwell!”

3. Haste with the shepherds; see

The mystery of grace:

A manger bed, a child,

Is all the eye can trace.

4. O child, thy silence speaks,

And bids us not refuse

To bear what flesh would shun,

To spurn what flesh would choose.

5. Fill us with holy love;

Heal thou our earthly pride;

Be born within our hearts,

And ever there abide.

What Star is This, With Beams So Bright   4 comments

Jupiter, Which in Conjunction with Saturn, Probably Constituted the “Star” of Bethlehem

Image Source = Wikipedia

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940, of The Episcopal Church

Original words (1736) by Charles Coffin (1676-1749), a French Roman Catholic priest and author of many Latin hymns; English translation (1837) by John Chandler (1806-1876), a Church of England priest and translator of many hymns

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1.  What star is this, with beams so bright,

More beauteous than the noonday light?

It shines to herald forth the King,

And Gentiles to his crib to bring.

2.  True spake the prophet from afar

Who told the rise of Jacob’s star;

And eastern sages with amaze

Upon the wondrous token gaze.

3.  The guiding star above is bright;

Within them shines a clearer light,

And leads them on with power benign

To seek the Giver of the sign.

4.  Their love can brook no dull delay,

Though toil and danger block the way;

Home, kindred, fatherland, and all,

They leave at their Creator’s call.

5.  O Jesus, while the star of grace

Impels us on to seek thy face,

Let not our slothful hearts refuse

The guidance of thy light to use.

6.  To God the Father, heavenly Light,

To Christ, revealed in earthly night,

To God the Holy Ghost we raise

Our equal and unceasing praise.

On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry Announces that the Lord is Nigh   10 comments

Above:  A 1925 Postcard Showing the River Jordan

Image Source = Wikipedia

Hymn Source = The Book of Common Praise (1908), of The Church of England in Canada, now called The Anglican Church of Canada

Original words (1736) by Charles Coffin (1676-1749), a French Roman Catholic priest and author of many Latin hymns; English translation (1837) by John Chandler (1806-1876), a Church of England priest and translator of many hymns

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1.  On Jordan’s bank, the Baptist’s cry

Announces that the Lord is nigh;

Awake, and hearken, for he brings

Glad tidings of the King of kings.

2.  Then cleansed be every breast from sin;

Make straight the way for GOD within;

Prepare we in our hearts a home,

Where such a mighty Guest may come.

3.  For thou art our Salvation, LORD,

Our Refuge, and our great Reward;

Without thy grace we waste away,

Like flowers that wither and decay.

4.  To heal the sick stretch out thine hand,

And bid the fallen sinner stand;

Shine forth, and let thy light restore

Earth’s own true loveliness once more.

5.  All praise, Eternal SON, to thee

Whose Advent doth thy people free,

Whom with the FATHER we adore

And HOLY GHOST for evermore.

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