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Lord, through changing days

Representative Text

1 Lord, through changing days, unchanging,
Thou the Light our fathers knew,
Through our widening ways, far ranging,
Let Thy splendor claim us too;
Go beside us,
Lead and guide us
To whatever things are true.

2 Be the path through vale, up mountain,
Through the clouds, or through the blue,
By smooth field and silver fountain
Or parched desert struggled through;
Hold before us,
Kindle o’er us
Whatsoever things are true.

3 Past all Sham of small succeeding
Sordid gains that call and woo,
Lift us by the mighty leading
Fit for Thine aspiring few;
Hold us serving,
All unswerving,
Whatsoever things are true.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #435

Author: Walter Russell Bowie

Walter Russell Bowie (October 8, 1882–April 23, 1969), was a priest, author, editor, educator, hymn writer, and lecturer in the Episcopal Church (United States). See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, through changing days
Author: Walter Russell Bowie

Tune

REGENT SQUARE (Smart)

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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Timeline

Instances

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Christian Worship and Praise #d237

Tune InfoTextPage Scan

Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #435

The Abingdon Song Book #d147

The Abingdon Song Book #d148

The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d127

The Mennonite Hymnary, published by the Board of Publication of the General Conference of the Mennonite Church of North America #402

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