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Methodist Hymnal 1966

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Earl Bowman Marlatt (1892-1976) was a U.S. Methodist minister and seminary professor.


Spirit of Life, in This New Dawn:

No Longer, Lord, Thy Sons Shall Sow:

Are Ye Able, Said the Master:


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Lake in Dawn Time

Above:  Lake in Dawn Time

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Text (1926) by Earl Marlatt (1892-1976)

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


1.  Spirit of Life, in this new dawn,

Give us the faith that follows on,

Letting thine all-pervading power

Fulfill the dream of this high hour.

2.  Spirit Creative, give us light,

Lifting the raveled mists of night.

Touch thou our dust with spirit hand

And make us souls that understand.

3.  Spirit Redeeming, give us grace,

When crucified to seek thy face,

To read forgiveness in thine eyes–

Today with Thee in Paradise.

4.  Spirit Consoling, let us find

Thy hand when sorrows leave us blind.

In the gray valley let us hear

Thy silent Voice:  “Lo, I am near.”

5.  Spirit of Love, at evening time,

When weary feet refuse to climb,

Give us thy vision, eyes that see

Beyond the dark, the dawn, and thee.

No Longer, Lord, Thy Sons Shall Sow   1 comment

Apotheosis of War

Above:  Apotheosis of War, by Vasily Vereshchagin

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Text (1930) by Earl Marlatt (1892-1976)

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


1.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

No longer, Lord, thy sons shall sow

Hatred and death where poppies blow;

Peace out of harrowed lives shall grow.


2.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

No more shall flares and rockets rain

Pallor on sons and fathers slain;

Justice shall vanquish grief and pain.


3.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Peace-Maker, Christ, whose living word

Quieted waves and sheathed the sword,

Show us thy risen spirit, Lord,


4.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Till souls of all the crucified

Waken from sea and mountainside,

Hailing the dream for which they died.


5.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Then shall we stand as Mary stood,

Knowing thou livest, life is good,

Making all men a brotherhood.


Are Ye Able, Said the Master   1 comment



Above:  A Trail

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Text (1926) by Earl Marlatt (1892-1976)

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


1.  “Are ye able,” said the Master,

“To be crucified with me?”

“Yea,” the sturdy dreamers answered,

“To the death we follow thee.”


“Lord we are able.”

Our spirits are thine.

Remold them, make us,

Like thee, divine.

Thy guiding radiance

Above us shall be

A beacon to God,

To love and loyalty.

2.  “Are ye able” to remember,

When a thief lifts up his eyes,

That his pardoned soul is worthy

Of a place in Paradise?


3.  “Are ye able” when the shadows

Close around you with the sod,

To believe that spirit triumphs,

To commend your soul to God?


4.  “Are ye able,” still the Master

Whispers down eternity,

And heroic spirits answer,

Now, as then, in Galilee.