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Milton S. Littlefield   1 comment

Long Island Sound

Above:  Long Island Sound, 1869

Created by Currier & Ives

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-pga-04923

Milton Smith Littlefield, Jr. (1864-1934) was a Presbyterian (Church in the U.S.A.) then Congregationalist minister and a hymnal editor.

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Come, O Lord, Like Morning Sunlight:

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O Son of Man, Thou Madest Known:

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Carpenters and Builders Working

Above:  Carpenters and Builders Working

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Text (1916) by Milton S. Littlefield (1864-1934)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  O Son of Man, thou madest known,

Through quiet work in shop and home

The sacredness of common things,

The chance of life that each day brings.

2.  O Workman true, may we fulfill,

In daily life thy Father’s will;

In duty’s call, thy call we hear

To fuller life, through work sincere.

3.  Thou Master Workman, grant us grace

The challenge of our tasks to face;

By loyal scorn of second best,

By effort true, to meet each test.

4.  And thus we pray in deed and word,

Thy kingdom come on earth, O Lord;

I work that gives effect to prayer

Thy purpose for thy world we share.

Come, O Lord, Like Morning Sunlight   1 comment

Morning Mist on Lake

Above:  Morning Mist on Lake

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1927) by Milton S. Littlefield (1864-1934)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  Come, O Lord, like morning sunlight,

Making all life new and free;

For the daily task and challenge

May we rise renewed in thee.

2.  Come, O Lord, like ocean floodtides,

Flowing inland from the sea;

As the waters fill the shallows,

May our souls be filled with thee.

3.  Come, O Lord, like mountain breezes,

Freshening life in vale and lea;

In the heat and stress of duty

May our souls find strength in thee.

4.  Come, O Lord, like evening twilight,

Bringing peace on land and sea;

At the radiant close of labor

May our souls find rest in thee.