The Recompense

E'er since beneath God's open sky

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

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E'er since beneath God's open sky
The wounded Saviour came,
From Pilate's hall led forth to die
Upon the Cross of Shame,
For me the road has open lain
To God's bright halls of day;
The barrier of my sin Christ's pain
For ever bore away.

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: E'er since beneath God's open sky
Title: The Recompense
Author: H. Petursson
Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Meter: D
Language: English