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Above:  James Drummond Burns

Image Source = hymntime.com

James Drummond Burns (1823-1864) was a minister in the Free Church of Scotland then in the Presbyterian Church of England.

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Still with Thee, O My God:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/still-with-thee-o-my-god/

Thou, Lord, Art Love, and Everywhere:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/thou-lord-art-love-and-everywhere/

At Thy Feet, Our God and Father:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/at-thy-feet-our-god-and-father/

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Still with Thee, O My God   1 comment

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Above:  Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, Jasper, Georgia, June 21, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text (1857) by James Drummond Burns (1823-1864)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1895), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

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1.  Still with Thee, O my God,

I would desire to be,

By day, by night; at home, abroad,

I would still be with Thee.

2.  With Thee when dawn comes in

And calls me back to care,

Each day returning to begin

With Thee, my God in prayer.

3.  With Thee amid the crowd

That throngs the busy mart,

To hear Thy voice, where time’s is loud,

Speak softly to my heart.

4.  With Thee when day is done,

And evening calms the mind;

The setting as the rising sun

With Thee my heart would find.

5.  With Thee when darkness brings

The signal of repose,

Calm in the shadow of Thy wings,

Mine eyelids I would close.

6.  With Thee, in Thee, by faith

Abiding, I would be;

By day, by night, in life, in death,

I would be still with Thee.

Thou, Lord, Art Love, and Everywhere   1 comment

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda

Above:  Saint John on Patmos

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1858) by James Drummond Burns (1823-1864)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1895), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

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1.  Thou, Lord, art Love, and everywhere

Thy Name is brightly shown,

Beneath on earth, Thy footstool fair,

Above, in heaven, Thy throne.

2.  Thy word is love; in lines of gold

There mercy prints its trace;

In nature we Thy steps behold,

The gospel shows Thy face.

3.  Thy ways are love; though they transcend

Our feeble range of sight,

They wind, through darkness, to their end

In everlasting light.

4.  Thy thoughts are love, and Jesus is

The living voice they find:

His love lights up the vast abyss

Of the eternal Mind.

5.  Thy chastisements are love; more deep

They stamp the seal Divine,

And by a sweet compulsion keep

Our spirits nearer Thine.

6.  Thy heaven is the abode of Love:

O blessed Lord, that we

May there, when time’s deep shades remove,

Be gathered home to Thee:

7.  There with Thy resting saints to fall

Adoring round Thy throne;

Where all shall love Thee, Lord, and all

Shall in Thy love be one.

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This is post #1600 of GATHERED PRAYERS.

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At Thy Feet, Our God and Father   1 comment

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Above:  Episcopal Church of the Holy Family, Jasper, Georgia, June 21, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text (1861) by James Drummond Burns (1823-1864)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal for Youth (1941)

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1.  At Thy feet, our God and Father,

Who hast blest us all our days,

We with grateful hearts would gather,

To begin this hour with praise:

Praise for light so brightly shining

On our steps from heaven above;

Praise for mercies daily twining

Round us golden cords of love.

2.  Jesus, for Thy love most tender,

On the cross for sinners shown,

We would praise Thee, and surrender

All our hearts to be Thine own:

With so blest a friend provided,

We upon our way would go,

Sure of being safely guided,

Guarded well from every foe.

3.  Every day will be the brighter

When Thy gracious face we see;

Every burden will be lighter

When we know it comes from Thee.

Spread Thy love’s broad banner o’er us,

Give us strength to serve and wait,

Till the glory breaks before us

Through the city’s open gate.