O magnify the Lord with me, All ye that bear his name

O magnify the Lord with me, All ye that bear his name

Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer
Tune: MAGNIFY
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1. O magnify the Lord with me,
All ye that bear His name;
His faithfulness and sovereignty
Forever are the same.

2. He is the soul’s unfailing spring,
Its full orbed summer noon;
The autumn of its harvesting,
Its winter’s restful boon.

3. All times and seasons of the soul,
Revolve His will around;
The universe itself pays toll
To make its life abound.

4. So is its life secure and free
Because He leads the way;
At length it shares eternally
With God His perfect day.

5. O sing with me, both young and old,
Of His unchanging ways;
And let his goodness manifold
Forever be our praise.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5176

Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer

Presbyterian minister and hymnographer Calvin Weiss Laufer was born today in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania in 1874. Following his graduation from Union Seminary in 1900 he was ordained into the Presbyterian ministry and led congregations in New York and New Jersey for several years. Laufer had a generally cheerful outlook on his Christian life, and his first two books, Key-Notes of Optimism (1911) and The Incomparable Christ (1914) expressed that viewpoint. A review of the first book spoke of the "crisp and stirring note in these sermonettes which is well calculated to rouse the mind of readers and banish dejection." His books were popular in their time but today are seen as somewhat superficial. He later began to work with the Presbyt… Go to person page >

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First Line: O magnify the Lord with me, All ye that bear his name
Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer

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