Life of ages, richly poured

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1 Life of ages, richly poured,
Love of God, unspent and free,
Flowing in the prophet’s word,
And the people’s liberty;

2 Breathing in the thinker’s creed;
Pulsing in the hero’s blood;
Nerving simplest thought and deed;
Freshening time with truth and good;

3 Consecrating art and song,
Holy book and pilgrim track;
Hurling floods of tyrant wrong
From the sacred limits back—

4 Life of ages, richly poured,
Love of God, unspent and free,
Flow still in the prophet’s word,
And the people’s liberty!


Source: The Hymnal #95

Author: Samuel Johnson

Johnson, Samuel, M.A, was born at Salem, Massachusetts, Oct. 10, 1822, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1842, and in Theology in 1846. In 1853 he formed a Free Church in Lynn, Massachusetts, and remained its pastor to 1870. Although never directly connected with any religious denomination, he was mainly associated in the public mind with the Unitarians. He was joint editor with S. Longfellow (q. v.) of A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion, Boston, 1846; the Supplement to the same, 1848; and Hymns of the Spirit, 1864. His contributions to these collections were less numerous than those by S. Longfellow, but not less meritorious. He died at North Andover, Massachusetts, Feb. 19, 1882. His hymns were thus contr… Go to person page >

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First Line: Life of ages, richly poured
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: Public Domain



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