Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Earth, O Lord, Is One Wide Field

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): The earth, O Lord, is one wide field Of all Thy chosen seed; The crop prepared its fruit to yield; The labourers few indeed. Therefore we come … Continue reading

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From Greenland’s Icy Mountains

This is the original text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was used in that hymnal as a hymn before a collection made for the Society … Continue reading

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O Guardian Of The Church Divine

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): O Guardian of the Church Divine, The sevenfold gifts of Grace are Thine, And kindled by Thy hidden fires The soul to highest aims aspires. Thy Priests … Continue reading

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Lord, Pour Thy Spirit From On High

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Lord, pour Thy Spirit from on high, And Thine ordainèd servants bless; Graces and gifts to each supply, And clothe Thy Priests with righteousness. Within Thy temple … Continue reading

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Christ Is Gone Up; Yet Ere He Passed

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Christ is gone up; yet ere He passed From earth, in heaven to reign, He formed one holy Church, to last Till He should come again. His … Continue reading

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‘Tis Done;—That New And Heavenly Birth

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): ‘Tis done;—that new and heavenly Birth Which re-creates the sons of earth, And cleanses from the guilt of sin The souls whom Jesus died to win. ‘Tis … Continue reading

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O Father, Thou Who Hast Created All

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): O Father, Thou who hast created all In wisest Love, we pray, Look on this babe, who at Thy gracious call Is entering on Life’s way, Bend o’er … Continue reading

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