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No track is on the sunny sky

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1 No track is on the sunny sky,
No footprints on the air:
Jesus hath gone; the face of earth
Is desolate and bare.

2 That upper room is heaven on earth;
Within its precincts lie
All that earth has of faith or hope
Or heaven-born charity.

3 One moment--and the silentness
Was breathless as the grave:
The fluttered earth forgot to quake,
The troubled trees to wave.

4 He comes! he comes! that mighty breath
From heaven's eternal shores;
His uncreated freshness fills
His Bride, as she adores.

5 Earth quakes before that rushing blast,
Heaven echoes back the sound,
And mightily the tempest wheels
That upper room around.

6 One moment--and the Spirit hung
O'er all with dread desire;
Then broke upon the heads of all
In cloven tongues of fire!


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #275

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

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First Line: No track is on the sunny sky
Author: Frederick W. Faber

Notes

No track is on the sunny sky. F. W. Faber. [Whitsuntide.] Appeared in his Jesus and Mary, &c, 1849, in 18 stanzas of 4 lines, on "The Mission of the Holy Ghost." From it three centos have come into common use: (1) "No track is on the sunny sky; " (2) "The Mother prays her mighty prayer;" and (3) "The Mother sits all worshipful." In these various forms its use is somewhat extensive.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d125
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #398Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #262aPage Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #262Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #140Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #333Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #341Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages: selections from Lyra Catholica, Germanica, Apostolica and Other Sources #d87
Lyra Catholica: containing all the hymns of the Roman breviary and missal, with others from various sources. Arranged for every day in the week, and the festivals and saints' days... #486Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #291Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d418
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad728
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #413Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #413Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #413Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #413Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #413Page Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d348
Songs of Praise: a selection of standard hymns and tunes for the Sunday-shcools and social meetings #98Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #955Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #291Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #495Page Scan
The Catholic Hymn Book: a collection of hymns, anthems, etc. for all holydays of obligation and devotion throughout the year #210Page Scan
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #364Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #117Page Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d404
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #275TextPage Scan



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