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O Christ, We Climb the Hill With Thee   1 comment

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Above:  Camp Mikell, Near Toccoa, Georgia, October 25, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Words by Kenneth I. Morse (1913-1999)

Hymn Source = Hymnbook for Christian Worship (1970), of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the American Baptist Convention

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1.  O Christ, we climb the hill with thee,

thou Master of the upward way.

We scale the heights that we may see

thy vision of the coming day.

2.  Show us thy kingdom, thou our King,

point out the paths of peace and right;

Though feet are weary, hearts will sing,

we climb into thy glorious light.

3.  Give us the courage of thy cross

to dare to live and die for thee;

To walk through fire, to suffer loss

in faith that keeps us strong and free.

4.  New worlds of beauty greet our eyes

as far horizons now we see;

O master of the hills that rise,

to unknown heights we climb with thee.

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This is post #1150 of GATHERED PRAYERS.

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Kenneth Ivan Morse   Leave a comment

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Above:  Morse’s Credit for a Hymn, from Hymnbook for Christian Worship (1970)

Poet and hymn writer Kenneth Ivan Morse (1913-1999) sat on the 1951 and 1992 hymnal committees of the Church of the Brethren.

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O Christ, We Climb the Hill With Thee:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/o-christ-we-climb-the-hill-with-thee/

God of the Moving Years:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/god-of-the-moving-years/

O Master, May My Days Be Spent:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/o-master-may-my-days-be-spent/

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God of the Moving Years   1 comment

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Above:  Camp Mikell, Near Toccoa, Georgia, October 25, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://plus.google.com/photos/114749828757741527421/albums/5938872943494898465/5938873558018830226?banner=pwa&pid=5938873558018830226&oid=114749828757741527421)

Words by Kenneth I. Morse (1913-1999)

Hymn Source = Hymnbook for Christian Worship (1970), of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the American Baptist Convention

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1.  God of the moving years,

God of the marching days,

Thy music on our ears shall turn our fears to praise;

God of each singing heart,

God of each silent voice,

Thy beauty stands apart, above, beyond all art.

Accept the song we raise; let men rejoice.

2.  God of eternal peace,

God of undying life,

Thy mercy will not cease to bring release from strife.

God of each hungering soul,

God of each searching mind,

Thy laws alone control the power to make us whole.

Thou art the light of life for all mankind!

O Master, May My Days Be Spent   1 comment

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Image Source = Wikipedia

Words (1951), by Kenneth I. Morse (1913-1999), Editor of Church of the Brethren Hymnals

His Obituary:

http://www.wfn.org/1999/03/msg00232.html

Hymn Source = The Hymnal of the Evangelical United Brethren Church (1957)

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1.  O Master, may my days be spent only for Thee,

As Thou didst Thy yeas of youth living for me.

So let me serve Thee, loving neighbor and God,

In deep devotion walking where Thou hast trod.

2.  O Jesus, may my hands be skilled, working for Thee,

As Thine were trained to touch the blind, making them see.

So let my fingers carry healing and balm

That they who suffer may be filled with Thy calm.

3.  O Savior, may my voice be raised, speaking for Thee,

As Thou didst win the hearts of men, setting them free.

So let me witness what Thy power can prove;

So let me call men to Thy kingdom of love.

4.  O Lord of life and beauty, Thou livest for me;

As Thou didst serve Thy Father, Thy servant I’d be.

So in this darkness, let me herald Thy light,

That with its coming, dawn will banish the night.