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Blessed Night, When First That Plain   1 comment

Annunciation to the Shepherds

Above:  The Annunciation to the Shepherds

Image in the Public Domain

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

Words (1857) by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

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1.  Blessed night, when first that plain

Echoed with the joyful strain,

“Peace has come to earth again.”

Alleluia.

2.  Blessed hills, that heard the song

Of the glorious angel throng

Swelling all your slopes along.

Alleluia!

3.  Happy shepherds, on whose ear

Fell the tidings glad and clear,

“God to man is drawing near.”

Alleluia!

4.  Thus revealed the shepherds’ eyes,

Hidden from the great and wise,

Entering earth in lowly guise:

Alleluia!

5.  We adore Thee as our King,

And to Thee our song we sing;

Our best offering to Thee bring.

Alleluia!

6.  Blessed Babe of Bethlehem,

Owner of earth’s diadem,

Claim and wear the radiant gem.

Alleluia!

Posted November 18, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Advent and Christmas 1800s, The Hymnal (1911)

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Horatius Bonar   1 comment

1843 General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland

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Horatius Bonar (1808-1889) was a minister of The Church of Scotland then the Free Church of Scotland, as well as the greatest Scottish hymn writer.

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Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/here-o-my-lord-i-see-thee-face-to-face/

O Love That Casts Out Fear:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/o-love-that-casts-out-fear/

O Love of God:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/o-love-of-god/

Blessed Night, When First That Plain:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/blessed-night-when-first-that-plain/

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Posted September 4, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Sources B

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O Love of God   1 comment

Episcopal Center at The University of Georgia, March 31, 2010

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/atldiophotos/BishopWhitmoreEpiscopalCenterAtUGA#5455223748842048402)

Words by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), a Scottish Presbyterian minister

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

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1.  O Love of God, how strong and true,

eternal and yet ever new;

uncomprehended and unbought,

beyond all knowledge and all thought.

2.  O wide embracing, wondrous Love,

we read thee in the sky above;

we read thee in the earth below,

in seas that swell and streams that flow.

3.  We read thee best in him who came

to bear for us the cross of shame,

sent by the Father from on high,

our life to live, our death to die.

4.  We read thy power to bless and save

e’en in the darkness of the grave;

still more in resurrection light

we read the fullness of thy might.

O Love That Casts Out Fear   4 comments

Sunshine

Image Source = Christopher Down

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sunshine_at_Dunstanburgh.JPG)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), Scottish Presbyterian minister and cofounder of the Free Church of Scotland

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1.  O love that casts out fear,

O love that casts out sin,

tarry no more without,

but come and dwell within.

2.  True sunlight of the soul,

surround us as we go;

so shall our way be safe,

our feet no straying know.

3.  Great love of God, come in!

Wellspring of heavenly peace;

thou Living Water!

Spring up, and never cease.

4.  Love of the living God,

of Father and of Son;

love of the Holy Ghost,

fill thou each needy one.

Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face   3 comments

An Image of Jesus from Ravenna, Italy

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), a Scottish Presbyterian minister and cofounder of the Free Church of Scotland (1843-1900), which merged back into its parent body, the Church of Scotland

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1.  Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face;

here would I touch and handle things unseen;

here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace,

and all my weariness upon thee lean.

2.  Here would I feed upon the Bread of God;

here drink with thee the royal Wine of heaven;

here would I lay aside each earthly load,

here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.

3.  I have no help bit thine;

nor do I need another arm but thine to lean upon;

it is enough, my Lord, enough indeed;

my strength is in thy might, thy might alone.

4.  Mine is the sin, but thine the righteousness;

mine is the guilt, but thine the cleansing Blood.

Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace;

thy Blood, thy righteousness, O Lord, my God.

Posted November 1, 2010 by neatnik2009 in Eucharist 1800s, The Hymnal 1982 (1985)

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