The Way of the Cross

The pathway of Thy Passion

Author: H. Petursson; Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Published in 1 hymnal

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The pathway of Thy Passion
To follow I desire;
Out of my weakness fashion
A character of fire.
When the weak will sinks failing,
And flesh starts back afraid,
Before the dread Cross quailing,
Lord, grant Thy Spirit's aid.

Author: H. Petursson

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Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher

Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >

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First Line: The pathway of Thy Passion
Title: The Way of the Cross
Author: H. Petursson
Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Meter: D
Language: English