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174. Morning glory, starlit sky

1 Morning glory, starlit sky,
soaring music, scholars' truth,
flight of swallows, autumn leaves,
memory's treasure, grace of youth:

2 open are the gifts of God,
gifts of love to mind and sense;
hidden is love's agony,
love's endeavour, love's expense.

3 Love that gives, gives ever more,
gives with zeal, with eager hands,
spares not, keeps not, all outpours,
ventures all, its all expends.

4 Drained is love in making full,
bound in setting others free,
poor in making many rich,
weak in giving power to be.

5 Therefore he who shows us God
helpless hangs upon the tree;
and the nails and crown of thorns
tell of what God's love must be.

6 Here is God: no monarch he,
throned in easy state to reign;
here is God, whose arms of love
aching, spent, the world sustain.

Text Information
First Line: Morning glory, starlit sky
Author: William Hubert Vanstone, 1923-
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 77.77
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Art and Learning; Gifts in Creation; God's Love to Us (5 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: KENOSIS
Composer: Alan Wilson, 1947-
Meter: 77.77
Key: g minor
Copyright: © A. Wilson



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