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Mary Cornelia Bishop Gates   1 comment


Above:  The Crest of the Reformed Church in America

A Scan from the Cover of Our Reformed Church, by Howard G. Hageman and Revised by Gregg A. Mast (New York, NY:  Reformed Church Press, 1995)

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Mary Cornelia Bishop Gates (1842-1905) published in national magazines and served for many years on the Women’s Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church in America.


Jesus, Now in Glory Dwelling:

Rise on the Shadowed Nations:

Thy Love to Me, O Christ:

Send Thou, O Lord, to Ev’ry Place:


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Jesus, Now in Glory Dwelling   1 comment


Above:  Chapel, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Athens, Georgia, March 15, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Songs of the Christian Life (1912), U.S. Congregationalist, via

Text by Mary Cornelia Bishop Gates (1842-1905)


1.  Jesus, now in glory dwelling,

Far beyond our loving sight,

In the splendor most excelling,

In the great excess of light,–

Where we build for Thee a temple

In earth’s lowly, needy place,

Fill the house with measures ample

Of the Spirit of all grace.

2.  Build the house Thyself, O Saviour;

House of Mercy let it be,

Where the lost shall find Thy favor,

And the weary rest in Thee.

Wide its doors of pardon setting,

Bid the heavy-laden come,

All their sin and care forgetting

In the new-found place of home.

3.  Here give life for death, revealing

All Thy dying love again.

Teach new power of service, sealing

To Thy work devoted men.

Make this humble house most glorious

With Thy presence from above,

Fill it with Thy power victorious,

Lord of light, of peace, and love!

Rise on the Shadowed Nations   1 comment

World Map 1570

Above:  World Map, 1570

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = Missionary Hymns (1906), Baptist General Convention for Foreign Missions, a forerunner of the Northern Baptist Convention (1907-1950)/American Baptist Convention (1950-1972)/American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. (1972-present)

Text by Mary Cornelia Bishop Gates (1842-1905), who served for many years on the Women’s Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church in America


1.  Rise on the shadowed nations,

O Sun of Righteousness!

With heavenly revelations,

The sin-worn peoples bless!

Break with Thy radiant splendor,

O glory of our God,

With light divine and tender,

O’er every land abroad.

2.  O Christ, our sky is lighted

With beams that fall from Thee;

Rise Thou on souls benighted,

Thy light let all men see.

Stay not for heathen blindness,

Stay not for unbelief!

Come, in Thy love and kindness,

And bring the world relief.

3.  Send heralds swift before Thee,

Men who have seen the King;

Those who will show Thy glory,

And joyous tidings bring.

The church, Thy love confessing,

Be filled with holy zeal,

To speak the words of blessing,

To seek, to save, the heal!

4.  Let her, in faith victorious,

Subdue earth’s sin and pain;

Prepare the way all glorious

For Thy most blessed reign.

Desire of every nation,

Come in Thy love and might;

Bring in the great salvation,

The world-wide reign of light.

Thy Love to Me, O Christ   1 comment

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Above:  Good Shepherd

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = Psalter Hymnal (1959), Christian Reformed Church in North America

Text (1886) by Mary Cornelia Bishop Gates (1842-1905)


1.  Thy love to me, O Christ,

Thy love to me,

Not mine to Thee, I plead,

Not mine to Thee.

This is my comfort strong,

This is my joyful song,

Thy love to me,

Thy love to me.

2.  Thy record I believe,

Thy Word to me;

Thy love I now receive,

Full, changeless, free–

Love from the sinless Son,

Love to the sinful one,

Thy love to me,

Thy love to me.

3.  Immortal love of Thine,

Thy sacrifice,

Infinite need of mine

Fully supplies.

Streams of Thy heavenly power

Flow to me, hour by hour,

Thy love to me,

Thy love to me.

4.  Let me more clearly trace

Thy love to me,

See in the Father’s face

His love to Thee,

Know as He loves the Son,

So dost Thou love Thine own,

Thy love to me,

Thy love to me.

Send Thou, O Lord, To Ev’ry Place   1 comment

World Map 1493

Above:  World Map, 1493

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

Text (1888) by Mary Cornelia Bishop Gates (1842-1905)


1.  Send Thou, O Lord, to ev’ry place

Swift messengers before Thy face,

The heralds of Thy wondrous grace,

Where Thou Thyself wilt come.

2.  Send men whose eyes have seen the King,

Men in whose ears His sweet words ring;

Send such Thy lost ones home to bring;

Send them where Thou wilt come,–

3.  To bring good news to souls in sin,

The bruised and broken hearts to win;

In ev’ry place to bring them in

Where Thou Thyself wilt come.

4.  Thou who hast died,

Thy vict’ry claim;

Assert, O Christ, Thy glory’s name

And far to lands to pagan shame

Send men where Thou wilt come.

5.  Gird each one with the Spirit’s Sword,

The sword of Thine own deathless Word,

And make them conquerors, conquering Lord,

Where Thou Thyself wilt come.

6.  Raise up, O Lord, the Holy Ghost,

From this broad land a mighty host;

Their war cry, “We will seek the lost

Where Thou, O Christ, wilt come.”


This is post #1500 of GATHERED PRAYERS.