818. By Gracious Powers

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Text Information
First Line: By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered
Title: By Gracious Powers
Translator: Fred Pratt Green (1972)
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1944)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Scripture: Psalm 116:13; Matthew 10:26-33; Matthew 20:22; Mark 10:38; John 18:11; Romans 10:5-15
Topic: Assurance; Comfort; Joy (3 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1974 Hope Publishing Company
Tune Information
Name: INTERCESSOR
Composer: C. Hubert H. Parry (1904)
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Key: a minor or modal


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This text (made from the author’s last poem) turns in the middle of stanza two, where broad affirmations yield to a prayer continuing through the rest of the hymn, a prayer that testifies to deep confidence. The minor tune helps to convey such tensions in the life of faith.


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