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Spirit of Truth, of Life, of Power

Representative Text

Spirit of truth, of life, of power,
we bring ourselves as gifts to thee:
oh, bind our hearts this sacred hour
in faith and hope and charity.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #403

Author: Horace Westwood

Westwood, Rev. Horace, D.D. (Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, August 17, 1884--December 24, 1956, Clearwater, Florida). Emigrating to the United States, he served in the Methodist ministry for several years, and after 1910 served as minister in Unitarian churches in Youngstown, Ohio; Winnipeg, Canada; Toledo, Ohio; and extensively as a mission preacher. His hymn in one stanza, "Spirit of Truth, of Life, of Power" (1922) was included in Hymns of the Spirit (1937), and he privately printed a small collection, Some Hymns and Verses (n.d.), a few of which appeared in periodicals, but have not had wider use. --Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Spirit of Truth, of Life, of Power,
Title: Spirit of Truth, of Life, of Power
Author: Horace Westwood
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Tune

MENDON (17151)


HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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QUEBEC (Baker)

Henry Baker (b. Nuneham, Oxfordshire, England, 1835; d. Wimbledon, England, 1910; not to be confused with Henry W. Baker) was educated as a civil engineer at Winchester and Cooper's Hill and was active in railroad building in India. In 1867 he completed a music degree at Exeter College, Oxford, Engl…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Hymns of the Saints #426

Text

Singing the Living Tradition #403

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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