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Send Out Thy Light and Truth, O God   1 comment

Above:  World Map, 1570

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1836) by James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923), Moravian Church in America

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Send out Thy light and truth, O God,

With sound of trumpet from above;

Break not the nations with Thy rod,

But draw them as with cords of love;

Justice and mercy meet,

The work is well begun;

Through every clime their feet,

Who bring salvation, run;

In earth as heaven, Thy will be done.

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Before Thee every idol,fall,

Tend the false prophet’s vail of lies;

The fullness of the Gentiles call;

Be Israel saved, let Jacob rise;

Thy Kingdom come indeed,

Thy Church with union bless,

All Scripture be her creed,

And every tongue confess

One Lord,–the Lord our Righteousness.

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Now, for the travail of His soul,

Messiah’s peaceful reign advance;

From sun to sun, from pole to pole,

He claims His pledged inheritance;

O Thou Most Mighty, gird

Thy sword upon Thy thigh,

That two-edged sword, Thy Word,

By which Thy foes shall die,–

By which Thy foes shall die,–

Then spring, new-born, beneath Thine eye.

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So perish all Thine enemies!

Their enmity alone be slain;

Them in the arms of mercy seize,

Breathe, and their souls shall come again:

So may Thy friends at length,

Oft smitten, oft laid low,

Forth, like the sun in strength,

Conquering, to conquer go,–

Till to Thy throne all nations flow.

Lord God, the Holy Ghost   2 comments

Above:  Pentecost Dove

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Text (1819) by James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923), Moravian Church in America

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Lord God, the Holy Ghost,

In this accepted hour,

As on the day of Pentecost,

Descend in all Thy power.

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We meet with one accord

In our appointed place,

And wait the promise of our Lord,

The Spirit of all grace.

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Like mighty, rushing wind

Upon the waves beneath,

Move with one impulse every mind,

One soul, one feeling breathe.

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The young, the old inspire

With wisdom from above;

And give us hearts and tongues of fire,

To pray, and praise.

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Spirit of light, explore

And chase our gloom away,

With lustre shining more and more

Unto the perfect day!

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Spirit of Truth, be Thou

In live and death our Guide!

O Spirit of Adoption, now

May we be sanctified!

Pour Out Thy Spirit From On High   1 comment

Above:  The Reverend Cynthia C. Knapp, New Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia, January 18, 2017

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text (1833) by James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923), Moravian Church in America

A hymn for the ordination or installation of a minister

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Pour out Thy Spirit from on high;

Lord, Thine ordained servants bless,

Graces and gifts to each supply,

And clothe them with Thy righteousness.

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Within Thy temple where they stand,

To teach the truth, as taught by Thee,

Saviour!  like stars in Thy right hand,

The angels of the churches be.

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Wisdom, and zeal, and faith impart,

Firmness, with meekness from above,

To bear Thy people on their heart,

And love the souls whom Thou dost love;

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To watch and pray, and never faint,

By day and night strict guard to keep,

To warn the sinner, cheer the saint,

Nourish Thy lambs and feed Thy sheep.

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Then when their work is finished here,

In humble hope their charge resign;

When the Chief Shepherd shall appear,

O God!  may they and we be Thine.

Be Known To Us In Breaking Bread   1 comment

Above:  Supper at Emmaus, by Matthias Stom

Image in the Public Domain

Text (published in 1825) by James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1941), Evangelical and Reformed Church

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Be known to us in breaking bread,

But do not then depart;

Saviour, abide with us, and spread

Thy table in our heart.

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There sup with us in love divine;

Thy body and Thy blood,

That living bread, that heavenly wine,

Be our immortal food.

Posted July 26, 2017 by neatnik2009 in Eucharist 1800s, The Hymnal (1941)

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According to Thy Gracious Word   1 comment

Above:  Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Covington, Georgia, May 7, 2017

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text (1825) by James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1941), Evangelical and Reformed Church

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According to Thy gracious word,

In meek humility,

Thy will I do, my dying Lord,

I will remember Thee.

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Thy body, broken for my sake,

My bread from heaven shall be;

Thy testamental cup I take

And thus remember Thee.

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Whom to the cross I turn mine eyes,

And rest on Calvary,

O Lamb of God, my Sacrifice,

I must remember Thee;

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Remember Thee, and all Thy pains,

And all Thy love to me:

Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains,

Will I remember Thee.

Posted July 25, 2017 by neatnik2009 in Eucharist 1800s, The Hymnal (1941)

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Father of Eternal Grace!   1 comment

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Text (1807; published in 1808) by James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923), Moravian Church in America

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Father of eternal grace!

Glorify Thyself in me;

Meekly beaming in my face

May the world Thine image see.

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Happy only in Thy love,

Poor, unfriended or unknown;

Fix my thoughts on things above,

Stay my heart on Thee alone.

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Humble, holy, all resigned

To Thy will–Thy will be done!

Give me, Lord!  the perfect mind

Of Thy well-beloved Son.

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Counting gain and glory loss,

May I tread the path He trod;

Die with Jesus on the Cross,

Rise with Him, to Thee, my God!

In the Hour of Trial   1 comment

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1834; published in 1853) by James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923), Moravian Church in America

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In the hour of trial,

Jesus, plead for me;

Lest by base denial

I depart from Thee;

When Thou see’st me waver,

With a look recall,

Nor for fear or favor

Suffer me to fall.

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With forbidden pleasures

Would this vain world charm;

Or its sordid treasures

Spread to work me harm;

Bring to my remembrance

Sad Gethsemane,t

Cross-crowned Calvary.

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Should Thy mercy sent me

Sorrow, toil, and woe;

Or should pain attend me

On my path below;

Grant that I may never

Fail Thy hand to see;

Grant that I may ever

Cast my care on Thee.

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When my last hour cometh,

Fraught with strife and pain,

When my dust returneth

To the dust again;

On Thy truth relying

Through that mortal strife,

Jesus, take me, dying,

To eternal life.

Thomas Cotterill   1 comment

Ruins of Sheffield Manor, 1819

Above:  Ruins of Sheffield Manor, 1819

Image in the Public Domain

Thomas Cotterill (1779-1823) was a priest of The Church of England.  From 1817 to 1823 he served as the Perpetual Curate of St. Paul’s, Staffordshire.  He and James Montgomery collaborated on A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, Eighth Edition (1819), with 150 psalms and 367 hymns (25 of which Cotterill composed and 5o of which Montgomery wrote).  This volume became so controversial that a faction of Cotterill’s congregation sued him in a diocesan court.  At the time the congregational singing of hymns (instead of the traditional metrical psalms) was a contentious practice.  Archbishop of York Edward Venables-Vernon-Harcourt settled the dispute by having Cotterill withdraw the Eighth Edition and prepare the Ninth Edition (1820) under his supervision and with his financing.  The Ninth Edition, with 150 psalms and 146 hymns, circulated, but the withdrawn Eighth Edition became influential in the English-speaking world.

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Jesus! Exalted Far on High:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/jesus-exalted-far-on-high/

Let Songs of Praises Fill the Sky:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/let-songs-of-praises-fill-the-sky/

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Posted July 18, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources Co

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All Hail, Our Church’s Elder Dear   1 comment

Hymn

Above:  The Hymn

A scan

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (1969), Moravian Church in America

Words (1841) by James Montgomery (1771-1854)

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1.  All hail, our Church’s Elder dear,

Jesus, her glorious Head!

To Thy disciples now appear

As risen from the dead;

Let our rejoicing souls in Thee

The tokens of Thy passion see

And hear Thy gentle voice anew

Say, “Peace be unto you.”

2.  Remembering what our fathers told

Thou didst in their young day,

This solemn jubilee we hold,

That we, as then did they,

Ourselves in covenant may bind,

With soul and strength, with heart and mind,

Through life, in death, on land, o’er sea,

Meekly to follow Thee.

3.  Revive Thy work amidst the years;

Our brethren still employ

On heathen soils to sow in tears

With hope to reap in joy;

Though wide the fields, the laborers few,

If Thou our failing faith renew,

The weakest of Thy servants, we

Can all things do through Thee.

4.  O Thou, in Whom we all are one,

If faithful found and true,

Thy will on earth by each be done

As each in heaven would do.

To Thee ourselves we first would give,

Live to Thy glory while we live,

From step to step on Thee rely,

Then in Thy service die.

James Montgomery   2 comments

Above:  Statue of James Montgomery 

Image Source = Mick Knapton

James Montgomery (1771-1854), author of more than hymns, was a journalist, a political prisoner (on the wrong side of the Tory government of Great Britain in the 1790s), and one of the greatest hymn writers in England.

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According to Thy Gracious Word:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/according-to-thy-gracious-word/

All Hail, Our Church’s Elder Dear:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/all-hail-our-churchs-elder-dear/

Almighty God, in Humble Prayer:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/almighty-god-in-humble-prayer/

Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/be-known-to-us-in-breaking-bread/

Command Thy Blessing from Above:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/command-thy-blessing-from-above/

Father of Eternal Grace:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/father-of-eternal-grace/

God is In His Holy Temple:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/god-is-in-his-holy-temple/

In the Hour of Trial:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/in-the-hour-of-trial/

Jesus, Our Best Beloved Friend:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/jesus-our-best-beloved-friend/

Lord God, the Holy Ghost:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/lord-god-the-holy-ghost/

Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/lord-teach-us-how-to-pray-aright/

O Spirit of the Living God, In All Thy Plentitude of Grace:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/o-spirit-of-the-living-god-in-all-thy-plentitude-of-grace/

Our Heavenly Father, Hear the Prayer We Offer Now:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/our-heavenly-father-hear-the-prayer-we-offer-now/

Pour Out Thy Spirit from On High:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/pour-out-thy-spirit-from-on-high/

Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/prayer-is-the-souls-sincere-desire/

Send Out Thy Light and Truth, O God:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/send-out-thy-light-and-truth-o-god/

Shepherd of Souls:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/shepherd-of-souls-by-james-montgomery/

The Lord is My Shepherd; No Want Shall I Know:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/the-lord-is-my-shepherd-no-want-shall-i-know/

To Thy Temple I Repair:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/to-thy-temple-i-repair/

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Posted September 4, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Sources M

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