God of the searching mind

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1 God of the searching mind,
Help us Thy Truth to find,
That we may gaze, from error free,
With single eye on Thee.

2 God of the loving heart,
Teach us our humble part—
To live in kindness unto all
Thy creatures great and small.

3 God of th’aspiring soul,
Point onward to Thy goal,
That we, with eager strength and grace,
May run the spirit’s race.

4 Our Teacher and our Friend,
More of Thy wisdom lend,
That we in virtue may increase,
And find at last Thy peace.


Source: The Abingdon Song Book #281

Author: John Haynes Holmes

Born: November 29, 1879, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: April 3, 1964, New York City. Buried: Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, New York City. Holmes graduated from Harvard University, Phi Beta Kappa. His grandfather, John Cummings Haynes, manager of the Oliver Ditson music publishing house, helped pay his Harvard tuition. Holmes was ordained in 1904, and became minister of the Unitarian Third Congregational Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts. In February 1907, he became junior minister at the Church of the Messiah in New York City. His works include: I Speak for Myself, 1959 Collected Hymns, 1960 --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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Author: John Haynes Holmes


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The Abingdon Song Book #281

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