Raised between the earth and heaven

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1 Raised between the earth and heaven,
Now our bells are set on high;
In the Name of Him Who giveth
Skill, and strength, and industry.

2 For His praise we meekly lay them
As a gift beneath His throne;
All their sweet and noblest music
Shall resound for Him alone.

3 Faithful men afar shall listen,
'Mid their daily toil or rest,
While the melody shall bid them
Love the Church where all are blest.

4 Earth's rejoicings, bright and holy,
Shall be signed with joyful peal;
And the music from the steeple
Shall our love and faith reveal.

5 They who languish, sick and lonely,
Shall be minded as they sigh,
Of the Church's one communion,
God's true home and family.

6 When the spirits of the faithful
Pass away to light and peace;
Solemn tones shall then forewarn us,
Soon our life and work must cease.

7 May these loud and well-tuned voices,
Pealing forth in grand accord,
Lift our hearts through joy and sorrow
To Thy throne, most gracious Lord.

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Wharton B. Smith

Smith. Wharton Buchanan, M.A., was born March 15, 1848, and educated at King's College, London (where he was McCaul and Trench prizeman in 1870), and Trinity College, Dublin, B.A., 1878; M.A. 1883. Taking Holy Orders in 1871 he was from 1871-73 Curate of St. Mark's, Surbiton; and from 1873-83 of St. Peter's, Eaton Square, London. In 1883 he became Chaplain to the Bishop of Grahamstown. He is the author of two hymns in Thring's Collection, 1882: "My God, I praise Thee for the light returning" (Morning), which appeared in the Parish Magazine of St. Peter's, Eaton Square; and "Raised between the earth and heaven" (Dedication of Church Bells). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Raised between the earth and heaven
Author: Wharton B. Smith
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English

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STUTTGART

STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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