Enduring Soul of all our life

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1 Enduring Soul of all our life,
In whom all things blend,
Unhanging Peace ‘mid storm and strife,
Our Parent, Home, and End,—

2 Through Thee the worlds, with all they bear,
Their mighty courses run;
Through Thee the heavens are passing fair,
And splendor clothes the sun.

3 The thoughts that move the heart of an
And lift his soul on high,
The skill that teaches him to plan
With wondrous subtlety,—

4 These are Thy thoughts, almighty Mind;
This skill is Thine, O Lord,
Who dost by hidden influence bind
All powers in sweet accord.

5 No noble work was e’er begun
Which came not first from heaven;
No living deed was ever done
Without Thine inpulse given.

6 O fill us now, Thou living Power,
With energy divine;
Thus shall our wills from hour to hour
Become not ours, but Thine.

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom of God: with Tunes #126

Author: Ebenezer S. Oakley

Oakley, Ebenezer Sherman, M.A., son of the Rev. Henry Oakley, Congregational Minister, was b. Dec. 24, 1865, at Richmond, Yorks. He studied in arts at Glasgow Univ., and in theology at Airedale College, Bradford, and the Univ. of Giessen, and took his M.A. at the Univ. of Allahabad in N. India. He is now (1906) missionary of the L.M.S. at Almora in N. India, and Principal of Ramsay College there. He contributed three hymns to Dr. John Hunter's Hymns of Faith and Life, 1889 and 1896, from which Nos. 1 and 2 passed into the Public School Hymn Book, 1903, and Worship Song, 1905. 1. Enduring Soul of all our life. [Whitsuntide.] Written 1885; in Hunter, 1889, No. 176. 2. In life's earnest morning. [Help in God.] "Written 1885; in Hu… Go to person page >

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First Line: Enduring Soul of all our life
Author: Ebenezer S. Oakley (1888)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



LAMBETH (Schulthes)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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