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Union Jack

Above:  The Union Jack

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Thomas Hornblower Gill (1819-1906), author of more than 200 hymns, made a spiritual pilgrimage from Unitarianism to Evangelical (Low Church) Anglicanism.

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Break New-Born Year, On Glad Eyes Break:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/break-new-born-year-on-glad-eyes-break/

Dear Lord and Master Mine:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/dear-lord-and-master-mine/

The Glory of the Spring how Sweet:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/the-glory-of-the-spring-how-sweet/

I Walk Amidst Thy Beauty Forth:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/i-walk-amidst-thy-beauty-forth/

Lord God, By Whom All Change is Wrought:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/lord-god-by-whom-all-change-is-wrought/

Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling-Place:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/lord-thou-hast-been-our-dwelling-place/

O Mean May Seem This House of Clay:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/o-mean-may-seem-this-house-of-clay/

Our God, Our God, Thou Shinest Here:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/our-god-our-god-thou-shinest-here/

Spirit of Truth, Who Makest Bright:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/spirit-of-truth-who-makest-bright/

We Come Unto Our Fathers’ God:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/we-come-unto-our-fathers-god/

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The Glory of the Spring How Sweet!   1 comment

River in Mountains Spring Time

Above:  River in Mountains Spring

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Hymn Source = Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America (1937), American Unitarian Association and Universalist Church of America

Text (1867) by Thomas Hornblower Gill (1819-1906)

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The glory of the spring how sweet!

The newborn life how glad!

What joy the happy earth to greet

In new, bright raiment clad!

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Divine Renewer, thee I bless;

I greet thy going forth;

I thee love in the loveliness

Of thy renewed earth.

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But O these wonders of thy grace,

These nobler works of thine,

These marvels sweeter far to trace,

These new births more divine,–

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These sinful souls thou hallowest,

These hearts thou makest new,

These mourning souls by thee made blest,

These faithless hearts made true!

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Creator Spirit, work in me

These wonders sweet of thine!

Divine Renewer, graciously

Renew this heart of mine!

Spirit of Truth, Who Makest Bright   1 comment

Light bulb in darkness

Above:  Lightbulb in Darkness

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Hymn Sources = Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America (1937), American Unitarian Association and Universalist Church of America, and Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and Home (Revised Edition) (1883), American Unitarian Association

Text (1860) by Thomas Hornblower Gill (1819-1906)

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Spirit of Truth, who makest bright

All souls that long for heav’nly light,

Appear, and on our darkness shine;

Descent, and be our Guide divine.

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Spirit of Power, whose might doth dwell

Full in the souls that love thee well,

Unto these fainting hearts draw near,

And be our daily Quickener.

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O tender Spirit, who dost mourn

Whene’er from thee thy people turn,

Give me each day to grieve thee less;

Enjoy my fuller faithfulness.

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Spirit of Joy, who makest glad

Each broken heart by sin made sad,

Pour on these mourning souls thy cheer;

Give us to bless our Comforter;

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Till thou shalt make us meet to bear

The sweetness of heaven’s holy air,

The light wherein no darkness is,

Th’eternal, overflowing bliss!

Our God, Our God, Thou Shinest Here   1 comment

Christ the King Jan Van Eyck

Above:  Christ the King, by Jan van Eyck

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Hymn Source = Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches (1937), American Unitarian Association and Universalist Church of America

Text (1846) by Thomas Hornblower Gill (1819-1906)

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Our God, our God, thou shinest here,

Thine own this latter day;

To us thy radiant steps appear,

Here goes thy glorious way!

To us thy radiant steps appear,

Here goes thy glorious way!

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We shine not only with the light

Thou sheddest down of yore;

On us thou streamest strong and bright,

Thy comings are not o’er.

On us thou streamest strong and bright,

Thy comings are not o’er.

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The fathers had not all of thee,

New births are in thy grace;

All open to our souls shall be

Thy glory’s hiding-place.

All open to our souls shall be

Thy glory’s hiding-place.

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Thou comest near; thou standest by;

Our work begins to shine;

Thou dwellest with us mightily,–

On come the years divine!

Thou dwellest with us mightily,–

On come the years divine!

Lord God, By Whom All Change Is Wrought   1 comment

White Mountains Scenic

Above:  White Mountains Scenic

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Hymn Source = Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America (1937), American Unitarian Association and Universalist Church of America

Text (1869) by Thomas Hornblower Gill (1819-1906)

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Lord God, by whom all change is wrought,

By whom new things to birth are brought,

In whom no change is known,

Whate’er thou dost, whate’er thou art,

Thy people still in thee have part,

Still, still, thou art our own.

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Spirit who makest all things new,

Thou leadest onward; we pursue

The heav’nly march sublime;

‘Neath thy renewing fire we glow,

And still from strength to strength we go,

From height to height we climb.

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Darkness and dread we leave behind;

New light, new glory, still we find,

New realms divine possess,

New births of grace raptures bring;

Triumphant the new song we sing,

The great Renewer bless.

I Walk Amidst Thy Beauty Forth   1 comment

Landscape Summer Lake

Above:  Landscape Summer Lake

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Hymn Source = Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America (1937), American Unitarian Association and Unitarian Church of America

Text (1852) by Thomas Hornblower Gill (1819-1906)

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I walk amidst thy beauty forth,

My joy thy praise declares;

I bless thee with thy blooming earth,

I drink thy vernal airs.

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Those old eternal hills of thine,

What mighty cheer they breathe!

What fulness of delight divine

Thy solemn stars bequeath!

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Each wonder of thy hand still makes

My gladness fresh and strong;

The glory of my God still wakes

The glory of my song.

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When cheer and strength my heart doth lack,

Thy gladness makes me whole;

Amidst thy summer I win back

The summer of my soul.

Break, New-Born Year, On Glad Eyes Break   2 comments

New Year's Eve

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1895), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Text (1855) by Thomas Hornblower Gill (1819-1906)

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Break, new-born year, on glad eyes break,

Melodious voices move;

On, rolling time, thou canst not make

The Father cease to love.

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The parted year had winged feet;

The Saviour still doth stay:

The new year comes; but Spirit sweet,

Thou goest not away.

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Our hearts in tears may oft run o’er;

But, Lord, Thy smile still beams:

Our sins are swelling evermore,

But pardoning grace still streams.

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Lord, from this year more service win,

More glory, more delight:

O make its hours less sad with sin,

Its days with Thee more bright.

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Then we may bless its precious things

If earthly cheer should come,

Or gladsome mount on angel wings

If Thou wouldst take us home.

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O golden then the hours must be;

The year must needs be sweet;

Yes, Lord, with happy melody

Thine opening grace we greet.