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John Bowring Portrait

Above:  Sir John Bowring, by John King

Image in the Public Domain

Sir John Bowring (1792-1872) was a humanitarian, British statesman, social reformer, linguist extraordinaire, and hymn writer.

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/feast-of-john-bowring-october-17/

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In the Cross of Christ I Glory:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/in-the-cross-of-christ-i-glory/

Father and Friend:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/father-and-friend/

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Posted July 17, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Sources Bo

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Sunset, Lake Champlain

Above:  Sunset, Lake Champlain, Burlington, Vermont, 1900-1920

Publisher = Detroit Publishing Company

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994021732/pp/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-det-4a25377

Words (1825) by John Bowring (1792-1872), British statesman, social reformer, British Unitarian Hymn Writer, and genius

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

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1.  Father and Friend!  Thy light, Thy love,

Beaming through all Thy works we see;

Thy glory gilds the heavens above,

And all the earth is full of Thee.

2.  Thy voice we hear, Thy presence feel,

While Thou, too pure for mortal sight,

Involved in clouds, invisible,

Reignest the Lord of life and light.

3.  Thy children shall not faint nor fear,

Sustained by this exalted thought:

But this we know, that where Thou art,

Strength, wisdom, goodness dwell with Thee.

4.  Thy children shall not faint nor fear,

Sustained by this exalted thought:

Since Thou, their God, art everywhere,

They cannot be where Thou art not!

In the Cross of Christ I Glory   12 comments

The Ruins of Old Coventry Cathedral, England

(The Nazis destroyed the cathedral during a blitz in World War II.)

Images Source = Wikipedia

Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1965), of The Methodist Church

Words by Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), a hymn writer, a Member of Parliament, and a talented linguist

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1.  In the cross of Christ I glory,

Towering o’er the wrecks of time;

All the light of sacred story

Gathers round its head sublime.

2.  When the woes of life o’er take me,

Hopes deceive, and fears annoy,

Never shall the cross forsake me:

Lo! it glows with peace and joy.

3.  When the sun of bliss is beaming

Light and love upon my way,

From the cross the radiance streaming

Adds more luster to the day.

4.  Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,

By the cross are sanctified;

Peace is there, that knows no measure,

Joys that through all time abide.

5.  In the cross of Christ I glory,

Towering o’er the wrecks of time;

All the light of sacred story

Gathers round its head sublime.

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/thirty-ninth-day-of-lent-good-friday/

Below:  The Interior of Old Coventry Cathedral in 1880