There is a book who runs may readAuthor: John Keble
Published in 161 hymnals
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1 There is a book, who runs may read,
Which heavenly truth imparts,
And all the lore its scholars need,
Pure eyes and Christian hearts.
2 The works of God, above, below,
Within us and around,
Are pages in that book to show
How God Himself is found.
3 The glorious sky, embracing all,
Is like the maker's love,
Wherewith encompass'd, great and small
In peace and order move.
4 The moon above, the Church below,
A wondrous race they run;
But all their radiance, all their glow,
Each borrows of its sun.
5 The Saviour lends the light and heat
That crowns His holy hill;
The saints, like stars, around His seat,
Perform their courses still.
6 Thou, Who hast given me eyes to see
And love this sight so fair,
Give me a heart to find out Thee,
And read Thee everywhere.
Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #367
There is a book, who runs may read. J. Keble. [Septuagesima.] Written in 1819, and published in his Christian Year, 1827, as the poem for Septuagesima Sunday, in 12 stanzas of 4 lines. It is in several collections in Great Britain and America, but usually in an abbreviated form. In a few collections it begins with stanza ix., "One Name above all glorious names." The original, which is very beautiful, is based upon the words, "The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made:" Rom. i. 20, with a distinct reference to Gen. i., which is the first Lesson for Septuagesima Sunday Morning. In R. Bingham's Hymnologia Christiana Latina, 1871, stanzas i.-v., xii., as in Hymns Ancient & Modern, are rendered into Latin as "Est liber, atque ilium qui currit perlegat, omnem."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #340||There is a book (who runs may read)||There is a book (who runs may read)||ABERDEEN||John Keble||1983|
|Small Church Music #848||St. Flavian||There is a book, who runs may read||ST. FLAVIAN||John Keble||126.96.36.199|
|Small Church Music #1916||Southwell||There is a book, who runs may read||SOUTHWELL||John Keble||188.8.131.52|
|Small Church Music #5923||Relief||There is a book, who runs may read||RELIEF||John Keble||184.108.40.206|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6778||There Is a Book That All May Read||There is a Book that all may read||ARLINGTON||John Keble||CM|