The world's astir, the clouds of storm

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1. The world’s astir! The clouds of storm
Have melted into light
Whose streams, aglow from fountains warm,
Have driven back the night,
Now brightens dawn toward golden day;
The earth is full of song,
Far stretch the shining paths away,
Spring forward! Hearts, be strong!

2. Where lies our path? We seek to know,
To measure life, to find
The hidden springs of truth whence flow
The joys of heart and mind.
We dream of days beyond these walls,
The lure of gold we feel,
Life beckons us and learning calls,
Loud sounds the world’s appeal.

3. But Thou, O Christ, art master here!
Redeemed by Thee we stand;
We challenge life without a fear;
We wait for Thy command;
For Thy command is victory,
And glory crowns the task;
We follow Thee and only Thee,
Thy will alone we ask.

4. Give us the wisdom from above;
We pledge our loyalty;
Change flash of hope to flame of love,
And doubt to certainty.
In Thy great will, O Master Mind,
In Thee, O Master Heart,
Our guerdon and our guide we find:
Our Lord, our king, Thou art.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7626

Author: Frank Mason North

North, Frank Mason, D.D., b. at New York, Dec. 3, 1850, graduated at Wesleyan University 1872, and entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church 1872. In 1892 he became Correspondence Secretary of the New York City Church Extension and Missionary Society, and is now (1905) editor of The Christian City. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Jesus, the calm that fills my breast. [Peace.] In The Plymouth Hymnal,1894; Sursum Corda, 1898; The Methodist Hymnal, 1905, &c. 2. When cross the crowded ways of life. [City Missions.] In The Methodist Hymnal, 1905. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: The world's astir, the clouds of storm
Author: Frank Mason North

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ALL SAINTS NEW

Henry Stephen Cutler (b. Boston, MA, 1824; d. Boston, 1902) composed ALL SAINTS NEW in 1872 for Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) text "The Son of God Goes Forth to War," and the two were published together in Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). That text refers to "the glorious band" of God's people, h…

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