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For all the love that from our earliest days

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1 For all the love that from our earliest days
has gladdened life and guarded all our ways,
we bring You, Lord, our song of grateful praise:

2 For all the truth from wisdom's lighted page,
undimmed and pure, that shines from age to age,
God's holy Word, our priceless heritage:

3 For all the joy that childhood's days have brought,
for healthful lives and purity of thought,
for life's deep meaning to our spirits taught:

4 For all the hope that sheds its glorious ray
along the dark and unknown future way,
and lights the path to God's eternal day:

5 For Christ our Lord, our Savior and our friend,
upon whose love and truth our souls depend,
our hope, our strength, our joy that knows no end:

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #318

Author: L. J. Egerton-Smith

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First Line: For all the love that from our earliest days
Author: L. J. Egerton-Smith



Charles V. Stanford (b. Dublin, Ireland, 1852; d. Marylebone, London, England, 1924) composed ENGELBERG as a setting for William W. How's "For All the Saints" (505). The tune was published in the 1904 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern with no less than six different musical settings. It is clearly…

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Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) composed SINE NOMINE for this text and published it in the English Hymnal in 1906. Vaughan Williams wrote two harmonizations¬–one for unison stanzas and one for choral stanzas. The tune's title means "without name" and follows the Renaissance tradition of naming c…

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