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Chautauqua Hymn

By Thy favor, Lord, we gather

Author: Salathial Cleaver Kirk
Tune: ASHBURTON (Wesley)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 By Thy favor, Lord, we gather
In our circle here tonight;
Guide our minds, O gracious Father,
Give them more than human sight;
Lead us ever,
In our studies, toward the light.

2 See we in the realm of story
Nations flourish and decline?
In their fall, as in their glory,
May we see the Hand divine;
Lamp of wisdom,
Shine on every page and line.

3 As we search the field of learning,
Let us sift as we pursue;
By the higher light discerning
What is false and what is true;
Choosing rather
Older truth than errors new.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10976

Author: Salathial Cleaver Kirk

Born: Circa 1847, Near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: Circa 1917, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kirk’s works include: Musings Along the Way  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: By Thy favor, Lord, we gather
Title: Chautauqua Hymn
Author: Salathial Cleaver Kirk
Source: Musings Along the Way (Philadelphia: A. H. Sickler & Company, 1900)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10976
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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