There is an Empty Box

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There is an empty box that some would throw away
But others find great beauty inside it ev'ry day
Although we may not see it, let's all of us agree:
What people see as beauty must be allowed to be.

Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #105

Author: Secretary Michael

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Text Information

First Line: There is an empty box that some would throw away
Title: There is an Empty Box
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "The Church's One Foundation")
Copyright: Public Domain



Composed by Samuel S. Wesley (PHH 206), AURELIA (meaning "golden") was published as a setting for “Jerusalem the Golden” in Selection of Psalms and Hymns, which was compiled by Charles Kemble and Wesley in 1864. Though opinions vary concerning the tune's merits (Henry J. Gauntlett once condemned…

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