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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

As The Lyre to The Singer

Author: Narayan Vaman Tilak

Marathi poet from Maharashtra, India Go to person page >

Translator: Nicol Macnicol

After a distinguished career in the University of Glasgow and the (then) Free Church of Scotland Theological College, Macnicol was appointed to the Western India mission of the Free Church of Scotland (later United Free) and for five years worked in Bombay, being in charge of the Wilson High School (where he lived in the boys’ hostel) and also doing general evangelistc work. In 1900 he was transferred to Poona, where he entered into a heritage of goodwill among both Christian and non-Christians... As an evangelistic missionary in Poona, a city famous not only for its orthodox Hinduism but also for producing leaders in so many spheres of religious and social reform, Macnicol was in close touch with the thought and life of Hindu India.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As the lyre to the singer
Title: As The Lyre to The Singer
Author: Narayan Vaman Tilak
Translator: Nicol Macnicol
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: © Trustees of Miss Helen Macnicol

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Hymnal Supplement 1991 #791

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