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Thou Say’st, “Take Up Thy Cross, O Man, and Follow Me”   1 comment

Thou Say'st, Take Up Thy Cross

Above:  Part of the Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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

Words (1865) by Francis Turner Palgrave (1824-1897)

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1.  Thou say’st, “Take up thy cross,

O Man, and follow Me”;

The night is black, the feet are slack,

Yet we would follow Thee.

2.  But, O dear Lord, we cry,

That we Thy face could see!

Thy blessed face one moment’s space–

Then might we follow Thee!

3.  Dim tracts of time divide

Those golden days from me;

Thy voice comes strange o’er years of change;

How can I follow Thee?

4.  Comes faint and far Thy voice

From vales of Galilee;

Thy vision fades in ancient shades;

How should we follow Thee?

5.  O heavy cross–of faith

In what we cannot see!

As once of yore Thyself restore,

And help to follow Thee.

6.  If not as once Thou cam’st

In true humanity,

Come yet as Guest within the breast

That burns to follow Thee?

7.  Within our heart of hearts

In nearest nearness be:

Set up Thy throne within Thine own:

Go, Lord:  we follow Thee.

Francis Turner Palgrave   1 comment

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Image Source = http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/p/a/l/palgrave_ft.htm

Francis Turner Palgrave (1824-1897) was a poet and an art critic.

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/feast-of-francis-turner-palgrave-september-29/

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Thou Say’st, “Take Up Thy Cross, O Man, and Follow Me”:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/thou-sayst-take-up-thy-cross-o-man-and-follow-me/

Lord God of the Morning and of Night:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/lord-god-of-morning-and-of-night/

O Light of Life, O Saviour Dear:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/o-light-of-life-o-saviour-dear/

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Posted January 26, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Sources P

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Lord God of Morning and of Night   1 comment

Lord God of Morning and of Night

Above:  Part of the Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Pilgrim Hymnal (1904), National Council of Congregational Churches of the United States

Words (1862) by Francis Turner Palgrave (1824-1897)

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1.  Lord God of morning and of night,

We thank thee for thy gift of light;

As in the dawn the shadows fly,

We seem to find thee now more nigh.

2.  Fresh hopes have wakened in the heart,

Fresh force to take the loftier part;

Thy slumber-balms our strength restore,

Throughout the day to serve thee more.

3.  Yet whilst thy will we would pursue,

Oft what we would we cannot do;

The sun may stand in zenith skies,

But on the soul thick midnight lies.

4.  O Lord of lights, ’tis thou alone

Canst make our darkened hearts thine own:

Though this day with joy we see,

Great dawn of God, we cry for thee.

5.  Praise God, our Maker and our Friend;

Praise him through time, till time shall end;

Till psalm and song his name adore

Thro’ heaven’s great day of evermore.

O Light of Life, O Saviour Dear   1 comment

O Light of Life

Above:  The Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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

Words (1865) by Francis Turner Palgrave (1824-1827), Anglican poet and art critic

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1.  O Light of life, O Saviour dear,

Before we sleep, bow down Thine ear;

Through dark and day, o’er land and sea,

We have no other hope but Thee.

2.  Oft from Thy royal road we part,

Lost in the mazes of the heart:

Our lamps put out, our course forgot,

We seek for God, and find Him not.

3.  What sudden sunbeams cheer our sight!

What dawning risen upon the night!

Thou giv’st Thyself to us, and we

Find guide and path and all in Thee.

4.  Through day and darkness, Saviour dear,

Abide with us, more nearly near;

Till on Thy face we lift our eyes,

The Sun of God’s own Paradise.