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Above:  Marianne Hearn

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Marianne Hearn (1834-1909), who wrote under the nom de plume Marianne Farmington, was a poet and an English Baptist.


Father Most Merciful!

Just As I Am, Thine Own To Be:

We Hope in Thee, O God:


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Above: Suffused Light at Dawn

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Text (1878) by Marianne Hearn (1834-1909)

Hymn Source = Worship and Song (1921), National Council of Congregational Churches


Father most merciful!  Glad in the dawning

All things awake to sing praises to thee;

Thou art the giver of joy in the morning,

Spreading thy sunlight o’er meadow and sea.


Bright birds soar up in the thin air to greet thee,

Sweet-scented blossoms look forth for thy face;

Thy children go out into daylight to meet thee,

Finding thy footprints in every new place.


Father most merciful, give for our guerdon

Joy in thy presence whate’er may befall,

Courage to fight, or to carry the burden,

Faith to be cheerful and quiet through all.

We Hope in Thee, O God!   1 comment

Above:  Evening Sun

Image in the Public Domain

Text by Marianne Hearn (1834-1909)

Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1905), Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist Episcopal Church, South


We hope in thee, O God!

The day wears on to night;

Thick shadows lie across our world,

In thee alone is night.


We hope in thee, O God!

The fading time is here,

But thou abidest strong and true

Though all things disappear.


We hope in thee, O God!

Our joys go one by one,

But lonely hearts can rest in thee,

When all beside is gone.


We hope in thee, O God!

Hope fails us otherwise;

But since thou art in all that is,

Peace takes the hand of care.


We hope in thee, O God!

In whom none hope in vain;

We cling to thee in love and trust,

And joy succeeds to pay.

Just As I Am, Thine Own To Be   1 comment

Above:  Diocesan Confirmation, The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2, 2017

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text (1887) by Marianne Hearn (1834-1909)

Hymn Source = New Worship and Song (1942), Congregational Christian Churches (U.S.A.)


Just as I am, thine own to be,

Friend of the young, who lovest me,

To consecrate myself to thee,

O Jesus Christ, I come.


In the glad morning of my day,

My life to give, my vows to pay,

With no reserve and no delay,

With all my heart, I come.


I would live ever in the light,

I would work ever for the right,

I would serve thee with all my might;

Therefore, to thee, I come.


Just as I am, strong and free,

To be the best that I can be

For truth, and righteousness, and thee,

Lord of my life, I come.