Songs of Spirit

Songs of spirit, like a prayer

Author: Marion Franklin Ham
Tune: SERVETUS
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Songs of spirit, like a prayer
breathing in the ambient air;
singing in the morning light,
in the radiance of the day,
in the twilight shadows gray,
in the brooding hush of night;
dark or light, or storm, or fair —
singing, singing everywhere.

2 In the burgeoning of spring,
in the summer’s scented bloom,
in the autumn’s mellow glow,
in the winter’s ice and snow;
shade, or shine, or joy, or gloom,
as the seasons come and go,
break and bare, or blossoming —
still the songs that sing and sing!

3 Singing, singing everywhere,
at the heart of everything,
in my soul I hear them sing;
mystic music of the spheres;
songs that, with my utmost art,
I can only catch in part;
broken echoes, cold and bare,
of the songs my spirit hears.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #13

Author: Marion Franklin Ham

Born: February 18, 1867, Harveysburg, Ohio. Died: July 23, 1956, Arlington, Massachusetts. Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ham began his career as a journalist and bank clerk in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ordained a Unitarian minister in 1898, he pastored in Chattanooga (1898-1904); at the First Church in Dallas, Texas (1904-09); and in Reading (1909-34), Waverly (1934-42), and Gardner, Massachusetts (1943-45). The Meadville Theological School in Chicago, Illinois, awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1942, the year he retired. Ham’s works include: The Golden Shuttle, 1896 The Kinchin Stories, 1914 Songs of the Spirit, 1932 Songs of Faith and Hope, 1940 O Mother-Heart, 1941… Go to person page >

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First Line: Songs of spirit, like a prayer
Title: Songs of Spirit
Author: Marion Franklin Ham
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Singing the Living Tradition #13

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