To thee, eternal soul, be praise

To thee, eternal soul, be praise

Author: Richard Watson Gilder
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1. To Thee, eternal Soul, be praise!
Who, from of old to our own days,
Through souls of saints and prophets, Lord,
Hast sent Thy light, Thy love, Thy Word.

2. We thank Thee for each mighty one
Through whom Thy living light hath shone;
And for each humble soul and sweet
That lights to heaven our wandering feet.

3. We thank Thee for the love divine
Made real in every saint of Thine;
That boundless love itself that gives
In service to each soul that lives.

4. We thank Thee for the Word of might
Thy Spirit spake in darkest night.
Spake through the trumpet voices loud
Of prophets at Thy throne who bowed.

5. Eternal Soul, our souls keep pure,
That like Thy saints we may endure;
Forever through Thy servants, Lord,
Send Thou Thy light, Thy love, Thy Word.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6872

Author: Richard Watson Gilder

Gilder, Richard Watson, LL.D., was born at Bordentown, N.J., Feb. 8, 1844, and educated at a Seminary at Flushing, L.I. He was associate-editor of Scribner's Monthly (now The Century) from its commencement in 1870 to 1881, when, on the death of J. G. Holland, he became editor-in-chief. His poetical works are somewhat numerous, and include The New Day, 1875; Lyrics, 1885; Two Worlds, 1801; Poems and Inscriptions, 1901; and In the Heights, 1905. His hymns in common use are:— 1. In myriad forms, by myriad names. [ Divine Incomprehensibility.] This, in In Excelsis, N.Y., 1897, is composed of the last two stanzas of a hymn sung at the presentation of the Egyptian Obelisk to the City of New York, Feb. 22, 1881. The hymn is in his L… Go to person page >

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Author: Richard Watson Gilder



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