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George Washington Doane and William Croswell Doane   Leave a comment

Above:  Shield of The Episcopal Church


George Washington Doane (1799-1859) was the Episcopal Bishop of New Jersey (1832-1859).  His son, William Crowell Doane (1832-1913), was the Episcopal Bishop of Albany, New York (1868-1913).


George Washington Doane

Softly Now the Light of Day:

Thou Art the Way:


William Croswell Doane

Ancient of Days:


Ancient of Days   6 comments

Above:  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Decatur, Georgia, April 22, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1933), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (1869-1958)

Words (1886) by William Croswell Doane (1832-1913), Episcopal Bishop of Albany, New York (1868-1913)


1.  Ancient of Days, who sittest in throned in glory;

To Thee all knees are bent, all voices pray;

Thy love has blest us the wide world’s wondrous story

With light and life since Eden’s dawning day.

2.  O Holy Father, who hast led Thy children

In all the ages, with the fire and cloud,

Through seas dry-shod, though weary wastes bewild’ring;

To Thee, in reverent love, our hearts are bowed.

3.  O Holy Jesus, Prince of Peace and Saviour;

To Thee we owe the peace that still prevails,

Stilling the rule wills of men’s wild behavior,

And calming passion’s fierce and stormy gales.

4.  O Holy Ghost, the Lord and the Life Giver,

Thine is the quickening power that gives increase;

From Thee have flowed, as from a pleasant river,

Our plenty, wealth, prosperity, and peace.

5.  O Triume God, with heart and voice adoring,

Praise we the goodness that doth crown our days;

Pray we that Thou wilt hear us, still imploring

Thy love and favor, kept to us always.