They blaze a pathway to the moon

Representative Text

1 They blaze a pathway to the moon,
The heroes of the hour,
They make the outer darkness feel
Man's growing mighty power.
They move through God's enormous home
Of stars and worlds and space,
Away beyond the earth we know
And still within His grace.

2 God sees them go; He goes with them,
His thoughts in every mind,
His atoms everywhere His light,
His breath in all mankind.
How cold we go away from God?
To Him no place is far,
For God, who made this world of ours,
Made all the worlds that are.

Source: Sing for Joy: a songbook for young children #114

Author: Victoria S. Johnson

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First Line: They blaze a pathway to the moon
Author: Victoria S. Johnson

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ELLACOMBE

Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of W├╝rtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…

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