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Church of the Ascension, NYC

Above:  Episcopal Church of the Ascension, New York, New York, the Site of Gilder’s Funeral

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Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909) was a poet, journalist, and social reformer–a supporter of causes ranging from kindergarten to good housing.

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Through Love to Light!  O Wonderful the Way:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/through-love-to-light-o-wonderful-the-way/

God of the Strong, God of the Weak:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/god-of-the-strong-god-of-the-weak/

To Thee, Eternal Soul, Be Praise:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/to-thee-eternal-soul-be-praise/

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Posted October 3, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Sources G

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Above:  Thanksgiving Meal, Malachi House, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, November 19, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = American Hymns Old and New (1980)

Words (1903; publication debut = 1910) by Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), U.S. poet, journalist, and social reformer

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1.  God of the strong, God of the weak,

Lord of all hands and our own land,

Light of all souls, from thee we seek

Light from thy light, strength from thy hand.

2.  In suffering thou has made us one,

In mighty burdens one we are.

Teach us that lowliest duty done

Is highest service unto thee.

3.  Teach us, great Teacher of mankind,

The sacrifice that brings thy balm.

The love, the work that bless and bind;

Teach us thy majesty, thy calm.

4.  Teach thou, and we shall know indeed

The truth divine that maketh free;

And knowing, we may sow the seed

That blossoms through eternity.

To Thee, Eternal Soul, Be Praise!   3 comments

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda

Above:  Saint John on Patmos

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Words (1903; publication debut = 1905) by Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), U.S. poet, journalist, and social reformer

Hymn Source = American Hymns Old and New (1980)

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1.  To thee, Eternal Soul, be praise!

Who, from of old to our own days

Through souls of saints and prophets, Lord,

Hast seen thy light, thy love, thy word.

2.  We thank thee for each mighty one

Through whom thy living light hath shone;

And for each humble soul and sweet

That lights to heaven our wandering feet.

3.  We thank thee for the love divine

Made real in every saint of thine;

That boundless love itself that gives

In service to each soul that lives.

4.  We thank thee for the word of might

Thy spirit spake in darkest night,

Spoke through the trumpet voices loud

Of prophets at thy throne who bowed.

5.  Eternal Soul, our souls keep pure,

That like thy saints we may endure;

Forever through thy servants, Lord,

Send thou thy light, thy love, thy word.

Through Love to Light! O Wonderful the Way   1 comment

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Above:  St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, September 13, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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

Words by Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909)

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Through love to light!

O wonderful the way

That leads from darkness to the perfect day.

From darkness and from sorrow of the night

To morning that comes singing o’er the sea!

Through love to light!

Through light, O God, to Thee,

Who art the Love of love, th’eternal Light of light!

Posted October 3, 2014 by neatnik2009 in All Day/Sleep 1800s, The Hymnal (1933)

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