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This Land of Bursting Sunrise

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This land of bursting sunrise

Author: John Haynes Holmes
Tune: ANDÚJAR
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 This land of bursting sunrise,
all lavender and blue,
its cloud-strewn, light-swept day skies flow,
and every day renew.
To east the glow of dawning,
to west the blaze of night,
‘round all the long horizon’s rim,
the everlasting light!

2 This land of open vistas,
life rooted deep and free,
thy canyoned plains, thy mountains vast,
plumb earth’s immensity.
Here in life’s fragile balance,
the sun and stars above,
find hand in hand, and heart to heart,
the everlasting love.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #82

Author: John Haynes Holmes

Born: November 29, 1879, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: April 3, 1964, New York City. Buried: Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, New York City. Holmes graduated from Harvard University, Phi Beta Kappa. His grandfather, John Cummings Haynes, manager of the Oliver Ditson music publishing house, helped pay his Harvard tuition. Holmes was ordained in 1904, and became minister of the Unitarian Third Congregational Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts. In February 1907, he became junior minister at the Church of the Messiah in New York City. His works include: I Speak for Myself, 1959 Collected Hymns, 1960 --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This land of bursting sunrise
Title: This Land of Bursting Sunrise
Author: John Haynes Holmes
Meter: 7.6.8.6 D
Language: English

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Singing the Living Tradition #82

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