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From God Christ’s Deity Came Forth   4 comments

Above:  Icon of Christ Pantocrator

Scanned by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Original Syraic Text by St. Ephrem of Edessa (306/307-373)

English Translation by J. Howard Rhys (b. 1917)

English Translation adapted and altered by F. Bland Tucker (1895-1984)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982 (1985), The Episcopal Church


From God Christ’s deity came forth, his manhood from humanity;

his priesthood from Melchizedek, his royalty from David’s tree:

praised be his Oneness.


He joined with guests at wedding feast, yet in the wilderness did fast;

he taught within the temple’s gates; his people saw him die at last:

praised be his teaching.


The dissolute he did not scorn, nor turn from those who were in sin,

he for the righteous did rejoice but bade the fallen to come in:

praised be his mercy.


He did not disregard the sick; to simple ones his word was given;

and he descended to the earth and his work done, went up to heaven:

praised be his coming.


Who then, my Lord, compares to you?  The Watcher slept, the great was small,

the Pure baptized, the Life who died, the King abased to honor all:

praised by your glory.


The Lord My God My Shepherd Is   3 comments


Above:  Shepherds and Sheep, 1898-1946

Image Source = Library of Congress


Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-10045

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by F. Bland Tucker, an Episcopal Priest


1.  The Lord my God my shepherd is;

how could I want or need?

In pastures green, by streams serene,

he safely doth me lead.

2.  To wholeness he restores my soul

and doth in mercy bless,

and helps me take for his Name’s sake

the paths of righteousness.

3.  Yea, even when I pass through

the valley of death’s shade,

I will  not fear, for thou are here,

to comfort and to aid.

4.  Thou hast in grace my table spread

secure in all alarms,

and filled my cup, and borne me up

in everlasting arms.

5.  Then surely I can trust thy love

for all the days to come,

that I may tell thy praise,

and dwell forever in thy home.

F. Bland Tucker   1 comment

Above:  The Shield of The Episcopal Church

Image in the Public Domain

Francis Bland Tucker (1895-1984) was the Rector of Christ Church, Savannah, Georgia, from 1945 to 1967.


All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine:

Our Father, By Whose Name:

The Lord My God My Shepherd Is:

From God Christ’s Deity Came Forth:


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Our Father, By Whose Name   1 comment

Above:  Kids4Peace, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = Pilgrim Hymnal (1958), of the United Church of Christ

Words by Father F. Bland Tucker (1895-1984), Episcopal priest


1.  Our Father, by whose name

All fatherhood is known,

Who dost in love proclaim

Each family thine own,

Bless thou all parents, guarding well,

With constant love as sentinel,

The homes in which thy people dwell.

2.  O Christ, thyself a child

Within an earthly home,

With heart still undefiled,

Thou didst to manhood come;

Our children bless, in every place,

That they may all behold thy face,

And knowing thee may grow in grace.

3.  O Spirit, who dost bind

Our hearts in unity,

Who teachest us to find

The love from self set free,

In all our hearts such love increase,

That every home, by this release,

May be the dwelling place of peace.

All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine   2 comments

Above:  Memorial Garden, St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, Blairsville, Georgia, August 5, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = Pilgrim Hymnal (1958), of the United Church of Christ

Words by Father F. Bland Tucker (1895-1984), Episcopal priest


1.  All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine,

Didst yield the glory that of right was thine,

That in our darkened hearts thy grace might shine.


2.  Thou cam’st to us in lowliness of thought;

By thee the outcast and the poor were sought,

And by thy death was God’s salvation wrought.


3.  Let this mind be in us which was in thee,

Who was a servant that we might be free,

Humbling thyself to death on Calvary.


4.  Let every tongue confess with one accord

In heaven and earth that Jesus Christ is Lord;

And God the Father be by all adored.