Thou who camest from above

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1 Thou, who camest from above,
Bringing light, and shedding love,
Teaching Thine all-perfect way,
Giving gifts to men to-day:

2 Thou who changest our lost state,
Making us regenerate,
Help us evermore to be
Faithful subjects unto Thee.

3 Where Thou art not, none can do
What is holy, just and true;
Those whose hearts Thy wisdom leads
Think good thoughts and do good deeds.

4 We have often grieved Thee sore;
Never let us grieve Thee more.
Thou the feeble canst protect,
Thou the wandering canst direct.

5 We are dark--be Thou our Light;
We are blind--be Thou our Sight.
Be our Comfort in distress,
Guide us through the wilderness.

6 To the blessed Three in One,
To the Father, and the Son,
And the Holy Ghost, arise
Praise from all below the skies.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #243

Author: R. G. Katsunoff

Born: 1887, Sofia, Bulgaria. Katsunoff graduated from the Sofia gymnasium, studied in Berlin, and graduated from Robert College in Constantinople. He moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1913, and graduated from the seminary and conservatory there. He pastored at churches in Toronto, Brantford, and Kitchener, Manitoba, and in 1929, became overseer of the missions to the European immigrants in Montreal. He also conducted a Ukrainian choir and the Montreal Pastor Choir.… Go to person page >

Author: John Mason Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou who camest from above
Author: R. G. Katsunoff
Author: John Mason Neale
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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