This day in answer to God's call

This day in answer to God's call

Author: Samuel Longfellow
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 This day in answer to God's call
We gather in these hallowed walls,
And joyful hymn and fervent prayer
Rise mingling on the holy air.

2 May searching hearts that seek release
Here find the blessing of God's peace
And strengthened here by hymn and prayer
Go forth to work with heavenly care.

3 Life's tumult we must meet again:
We cannot at this shrine remain;
But lifted here in light and power
We can remember this high hour.

Source: The Hymnal #49

Author: Samuel Longfellow

Longfellow, Samuel, B. A., brother of the Poet, was born at Portland, Maine, June 18, 1819, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1839, and in Theology in 1846. On receiving ordination as an Unitarian Minister, he became Pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1848; at Brooklyn, 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1860. In 1846 he edited, with the Rev. S. Johnson (q. v.), A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. This collection was enlarged and revised in 1848. In 1859 his Vespers was published, and in 1864 the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit , under the joint editorship of the Rev. S. Johnson and himself. His Life of his brother, the Poet Longfellow, was published in 1886. To the works named he contributed the follow… Go to person page >

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First Line: This day in answer to God's call
Author: Samuel Longfellow
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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