Category Archives: John Keble

Sun Of My Soul! Thou Saviour Dear

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the 1867 edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern. Several verses are omitted from this version, and I will include them once I am able to find them. Sun of … Continue reading

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When God of Old Came Down From Heaven

When God of old came down from Heav’n, In power and wrath He came; Before His feet the clouds were riven, Half darkness and half flame: Around the trembling mountain’s base The prostrate people lay; A day of wrath, and … Continue reading

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Hues Of The Rich Unfolding Morn

Here is the original text of this hymn as it appears in John Keble’s “The Christian Year”: Hues of the rich unfolding morn, That, ere the glorious sun be born, By some soft touch invisible Around his path are taught … Continue reading

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Hail Gladdening Light

Hail, gladdening Light, of His pure glory poured, Who is immortal Father, heavenly blest; Highest and holiest—Jesus Christ our Lord! Now are we come to the sun’s hour of rest; All times are ordered in Thy Word alone, Therefore the … Continue reading

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The Voice That Breathed O’er Eden

The voice that breathed o’er Eden, That earliest wedding day, The primal wedding blessing, It hath not passed away. Still in the pure espousal Of Christian man and maid The Holy Three are with us, The threefold grace is said. … Continue reading

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