O mind of God, broad as the sky

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1. O mind of God, broad as the sky,
The earth, the air, the sea,
Give us Thy broadening Spirit’s grace,
In sweet simplicity.

2. O heart of God, deep as the needs
Of all humanity,
Give unto us the kindlier soul,
The larger sympathy.

3. O will of God, high as all Heav’n,
With power superb and free,
Give us the will to do and dare,
In fullest liberty.

4. O large and free and glorious God,
With ways exceeding kind,
Give unto us Thy breadth of love,
In loving all mankind.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5173

Author: Oliver Huckel

Born: January 11, 1864, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: February 3, 1940, Orlando, Florida. Buried: Second Congregational Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Connecticut. An 1887 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Huckel was known as the class poet, and spoke at the university’s celebration of the birth of American president George Washington, and at the 1887 graduation ceremony. He went on to study at Harvard University and Andover Theological Seminary, Newton, Massachusetts, and in 1890 was ordained a Congregational minister, and received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from Boston University. He then pastored in Weymouth, Massachusetts, until 1894, when he… Go to person page >

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First Line: O mind of God, broad as the sky
Author: Oliver Huckel (1912)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147), BEATITUDO was published in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1875), where it was set to Isaac Watts' "How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine." Originally a word coined by Cicero, BEATITUDO means "the condition of blessedness." Like many of Dykes's…

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