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O Young and Fearless Prophet

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O young and fearless Prophet of ancient Galilee:
your life is still a summons to serve humanity,
to make our thoughts and actions less prone to please the crowd,
to stand with humble courage for truth with hearts unbowed.

O help us stand unswerving against war's bloody way,
where hate and lust and falsehood hold back your holy sway;
forbid false love of country, that turns us from your call
who lifts above the nation the neighborhood of all.

Create in us the splendor that dawns when hearts are kind,
that knows not race nor station as boundaries of the mind;
that learns to value beauty, in heart, or mind, or soul,
and longs to see God's children as sacred, perfect, whole.

Stir up in us a protest against unneeded wealth;
for some go starved and hungry who plead for work and health.
Once more give us your challenge above our noisy day,
and come to lead us forward along your holy way.

Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #98

Author: S. Ralph Harlow

Born: July 20, 1885, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: August 21, 1972, Northampton, Massachusetts. Buried: Abels Hill Cemetery (also known as Chilmark Cemetery), Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Harlow attended Harvard University, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, & Hartford Theological Seminary. Ordained a Congregational minister in 1912, he was a chaplain and sociology teacher at the International College in Smyrna, Turkey (1912-22). When World War I broke out, he served as YMCA director for the American forces in France. In 1923, he joined Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, serving over 30 years as a professor of religion and social ethics. He traveled overseas as a lecturer for the Carnegie Endowment for Inter… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O young and fearless Prophet of ancient Galilee
Title: O Young and Fearless Prophet
Author: S. Ralph Harlow (1931)
Meter: 13.13.13.13
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

BLAIRGOWRIE

John Bacchus Dykes (b. Kingston-upon-Hull' England, 1823; d. Ticehurst, Sussex, England, 1876) wrote HARTFORD in 1872 for the text “The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden” on the occasion of a friend's wedding. The American tune title HARTFORD refers to the capital of Connecticut. The tune is known…

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MEIRIONYDD

William Lloyd (b. Rhos Goch, Llaniestyn, Caernarvonshire, Wales, 1786; d. Caernarvonshire, 1852) composed MEIRIONYDD, which was first published in manuscript form with the name BERTH in Caniadau Seion (Songs of Zion, 1840, ed. R. Mills). The tune is named after the Welsh county Meirionydd in which L…

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LLANGLOFFAN


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Chalice Hymnal #669Text
Hymnal: A Worship Book #374
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #210
The Cyber Hymnal #5546TextScoreAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal #444TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #98TextAudio
Community of Christ Sings #36
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #27Text
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