Archive for the ‘William Walsham How’ Tag

O Word of God Incarnate   2 comments

sjcF3447

Above:  St. John’s Episcopal Church, College Park, Georgia, October 6, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://plus.google.com/photos/114749828757741527421/albums/5931728938302459217/5932427666089423042?banner=pwa&pid=5932427666089423042&oid=114749828757741527421)

Hymn Source = Lutheran Common Service Book (1917)

Words (1867) by William Walsham How (1823-1897), Anglican Bishop of Wakefield (1888-1897)

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/feast-of-william-walsham-how-and-frances-jane-douglas-august-10/

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

A Slightly Different Version:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/o-word-of-god-incarnate/

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  O Word of God Incarnate,

O Wisdom from on high,

O Truth unchanged, unchanging,

O Light of our dark sky!

We praise Thee for the radiance

That from the hallowed page,

A lantern to our footsteps,

Shines on from age to age.

2.  The Church from Thee, her Master,

Received the gift divine,

And still that light she lifteth

O’er all the earth to shine.

It is the golden casket

Where gems of truth are stored;

It is the heaven-drawn picture

Of Thee, the Incarnate Word.

3.  It floateth like a banner

Before God’s host unfurled;

It shineth like a beacon

Above the darkling world;

It is the chart and compass

That o’er life’s surging sea,

‘Mid mists and rocks and quicksands,

Still guides, O Christ, to Thee.

4.  O make Thy Church, dear Saviour,

A lamp of burnished gold,

To bear before the nations

Thy true light, as of old;

O teach Thy wandering pilgrims

By this their path to trace,

Till clouds and darkness ended,

They see Thee face to face.

O One with God the Father   1 comment

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

Words by William Walsham How (1823-1897)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  O one with God the Father

In majesty and might,

The brightness of his glory,

Eternal Light of Light,

O’er this our home of darkness

Thy rays are streaming now;

The shadows flee before thee,

The world’s true Light art thou.

2.  Yet,  Lord, we see but darkly;

O heavenly Light, arise,

Dispel these mists that shroud us,

And hide thee from our eyes.

We long to track the footprints

That thou thyself hast trod;

We long to see the pathway

That leads to thee, our God.

3.  O Jesus, shine around us

With radiance of thy grace;

O Jesus, turn upon us

The brightness of thy face.

We need no star to guide us

As on our way we press,

If thou thy light vouchsafest,

O Sun of Righteousness.

Jesus, Name of Wondrous Love   2 comments

Above:  St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Dahlonega, Georgia, September 23, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://plus.google.com/photos/114749828757741527421/albums/5791491660487967409/5791491671331852978?banner=pwa)

Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

Words by William Walsham How (1823-1897)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  Jesus, Name of wondrous love,

Name all other names above!

Unto which must every knee

Bow in deep humility.

2.  Jesus, Name of priceless worth

To the fallen sons of earth,

For the promise that it gave,

“Jesus shall his people save.”

3.  Jesus, Name of mercy mild,

Given to the holy Child,

When the cup of human woe

First he tasted here below.

4.  Jesus, only Name that’s given

Under all the mighty heaven,

Whereby man, to sin enslaved,

Bursts his fetters and is saved.

5.  Jesus, Name of wondrous love!

Human Name of God above;

Pleading only this we flee,

Helpless, O our God, to thee.

O Word of God Incarnate   2 comments

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Image Source = Wikipedia

Words (1867) by William Walsham How (1823-1897), a priest then bishop of The Church of England

Hymn Source = The United Methodist Hymnal (1989), of The United Methodist Church

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

A Slightly Different Version:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/o-word-of-god-incarnate-2/

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  O Word of God incarnate, O Wisdom from on high,

O Truth unchanged, unchanging, O Light of our dark sky:

we praise you for the radiance that comes from the hallowed page,

a lantern to our footsteps, shines on from age to age.

2.  The church from you, our Savior, received the gift divine,

and still that light is lifted o’er all the earth to shine.

It is the sacred vessel where gems of truth are stored;

it is the heaven-drawn picture of Christ, the living Word.

3.  The Scripture is a banner before God’s host unfurled;

it is a shining beacon above the darkling world.

It is the chart and compass that o’er life’s surging tide,

mid mists and rocks and quicksands, to you, O Christ, will guide.

4.  O make your church, dear Savior, a lamp of purest gold,

to bear before the nations your true light as of old.

O teach your wandering pilgrims by this their path to trace,

till, clouds and darkness ended, they see you face to face.

William Walsham How   1 comment

The Logo of The Church of England

Image Source = Wikipedia

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/feast-of-william-walsham-how-and-frances-jane-douglas-august-10/

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

For All the Saints:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/for-all-the-saints-by-william-walsham-how/

The Year is Swiftly Waning:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/the-year-is-swiftly-waning/

Winter Reigneth O’er the Land:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/winter-reigneth-oer-the-land/

For All Thy Love and Goodness:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/for-all-thy-love-and-goodness/

Summer Suns Are Glowing:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/summer-suns-are-glowing/

O Word of God Incarnate:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/o-word-of-god-incarnate/

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/o-word-of-god-incarnate-2/

O One with God the Father:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/o-one-with-god-the-father/

Jesus, Name of Wondrous Love:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/jesus-name-of-wondrous-love/

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Posted September 5, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Sources HI

Tagged with

Summer Suns Are Glowing   3 comments

Sun

Image Source = Lykaestria

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_sun1.jpg)

Words by William Walsham How (1823-1897), an author of hymns plus plus a priest of The Church of England and the Bishop of Bedford (1879-1888) then the Bishop of Wakefield (1889-1897)

Hymn Source = The Parish School Hymnal (1926), of the United Lutheran Church in America

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  Summer suns are glowing

Over land and sea,

Happy light is flowing

Bountiful and free,

Ev’rything rejoices

In the mellow rays,

All earth’s voices

Swell the psalm of praise.

2.  God’s free mercy streameth

Over all the world,

And His banner gleameth

Ev’rywhere unfurled,

Broad and deep and glorious

As the heaven above,

Shines in might victorious

His eternal Love.

3.  Lord, upon our blindness

Thy pure radiance pour;

For thy loving-kindness

Make us love Thee more;

And when clouds are drifting

Dark across our sky,

Then, the veil uplifting,

Father, be Thou nigh.

4.  We will never doubt Thee,

Though Thou veil Thy light:

Life is dark without Thee;

Death with Thee is bright.

Light of Light! shine o’er us

On our pilgrim way;

Go Thou still before us

To the endless day.

For All Thy Love and Goodness   2 comments

A Meadow in the Swiss Alps

Image Source = Wikipedia

Hymn Source = The Parish School Hymnal (1926), of the United Lutheran Church in America

Words by Frances Jane Douglass (born 1829) in 1848; revised by her brother, William Walsham How (1823-1897), Anglican Bishop of Wakefield England, in 1871 for Church Hymns

This is a Spring hymn.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  For all Thy love and goodness,

so bountiful and free,

Thy Name, Lord, be adored!

On the wings of joyous praise

our hearts soar up to Thee:

Glory to the Lord!

2.  The springtime breaks all round about,

waking from winter’s night:

Thy Name, Lord, be adored!

The sunshine, like God’s love,

pours down in floods of golden light:

Glory to the Lord!

3.  A voice of joy is in all the earth,

a voice is in all the air:

Thy Name, Lord, be adored!

All nature singeth aloud to God;

there is gladness ev’rywhere:

Glory to the Lord!

4.  The flowers are strewn in field and copse,

on the hill and on the plain:

Thy Name, Lord, be adored!

The soft air stirs in the tender leaves

that clothe the trees again:

Glory to the Lord!

5.  The works of Thy hands are very fair:

and for Thy bounteous love,

Thy Name, Lord, be adored!

But what, if this world is so fair,

is the better land above?

Glory to the Lord!

6.  O to awake from death’s short sleep,

like flowers from their wintry grave!

Thy Name, Lord, be adored!

And to rise all glorious in the day

when Christ shall come to save!

Glory to the Lord!

7.  O to dwell in that happy land,

where the heart cannot choose but sing!

Thy Name, Lord, be adored!

And where the life of the blessed ones

is a beautiful endless spring!

Glory to the Lord!

Alleluia!

Winter Reigneth O’er the Land   2 comments

A View from My Front Door, in Athens, Georgia, the Afternoon of Sunday, March 1, 2009

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Parish School Hymnal (1926), of the United Lutheran Church in America (1918-1962)

Words (1871) by the Right Reverend William Walsham How (1823-1897), first Bishop of Wakefield (1889-1897), in the United Kingdom; he was a priest in 1871

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  Winter reigneth in the land,

Freezing with its icy breath;

Dead and bare the tall trees stand;

All is chill and drear as death.

2. Sunny days are past and gone;

So the years go, speeding fast,

Onward ever, each new one

Swifter speeding than the last.

3.  Life is waning, life is brief;

Death, like winter, standeth nigh;

Each new one, like the falling leaf,

Soon shall fade, and fall, and die.

4.  But the sleeping earth shall wake,

And the flow’rs shall burst in bloom;

And all nature rising, break,

glorious from its wintry tomb.

5.  So the saints, from slumber blest

Rising, shall awake and sing;

And our flesh in hope shall rest

Till there breaks the endless spring.

The Year is Swiftly Waning   1 comment

Autumn Tree

Image Source = Wikipedia

Hymn Source = The Parish School Hymnal (1926), of the United Lutheran Church in America

Autumn is here now, according to both the calendar and the weather.  So I share the following seasonal hymn (from 1871) by the Rt. Rev. William W. How (1823-1897), first (Anglican) Bishop of Wakefield, in England.  One of the great pleasures of my life is exploring the pages of old hymnals and finding hymns new hymnals no longer include.  As a student of history and liturgy, I consider many of these old sacred songs as treasures to preserve.

KRT

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  The year is swiftly waning;

the summer days are past;

And life, brief life, is speeding;

The end is nearing fast.

2.  The ever-changing seasons

In silence come and go;

But Thou, Eternal Father,

No time or change canst know.

3.  O pour Thy grace upon us,

That we may worthier be,

Each year that passes o’er us,

To dwell in heaven with thee.

4.  Behold the bending orchards

With bounteous fruit are crowned;

Lord, in our hearts more richly

Let heavenly fruits abound.

5.  O by each mercy sent us,

And by each grief and pain,

By blessings like the sunshine,

And sorrows like the rain.

6.  Our barren hearts make fruitful

With every goodly grace,

That we Thy Name may hallow,

And see at last Thy face.

For All the Saints, by William Walsham How   4 comments

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda

Above:  Saint John on Patmos

Image in the Public Domain

The Author, William Walsham How (1823-1897), was a priest and bishop of the Church of England.  He was Bishop of Bedford (1879-1888) and the first Bishop of Wakefield (1889-1897).  He wrote many hymns, including For All the Saints, which many hymnals pair with an incomparable tune by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

KRT

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  For all the saints, who from their labors rest,

who thee by faith before the world confessed,

thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.

Alleuluia, alleluia!

2.  Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might:

thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;

thou, in the darkness drear, the one true Light.

Alleluia, alleluia!

3.  O may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,

fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,

and win, with them, the victor’s crown of gold.

Alleluia, alleluia!

4.  O blest communion, fellowship divine!

We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;

yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.

Alleluia, alleluia!

5.  And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,

steals on the ear the distant triumph song,

and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.

Alleluia, alleluia!

6.  The golden evening brightens in the west;

soon, soon to faithful warriors cometh rest;

sweet is the calm of paradise the blest.

Alleluia, alleluia!

7.  But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day;

the saints triuimphant rise in bright array;

the King of glory passes on his way.

Alleluia, alleluia!

8.  From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,

through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,

singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Alleluia, alleluia!

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church