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Thou that dost save through pain

Thou that dost save through pain

Author: Florence Earle Coates
Tune: DOMINICA
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. Thou that dost save through pain,
And dost, afflicting, bless,
We offer Thee from prostrate hearts
The greater thankfulness.

2. Lord, Thou hast humbled pride—
Hast shown the world at length
What ruthlessness may dwell with power,
What bankruptcy with strength.

3. And teaching us the scorn
Of trifles that beguile
Hast given us, dear God, to live
When life is most worthwhile.

4. We thank Thee for the dream
That heroes dreamed of yore,
Their vision of the good, the will
Earth’s freedom to restore.

5. Spoiled children of the past,
Today, more nobly blest,
We thank Thee who hast wakened us,
And asked of us our best.

6. God of the young and brave,
Who nothing know of fear,
Who hold the things that life outlast
Than life itself more dear.

7. We thank Thee that our souls
Are strong as theirs to give
All, all we cherish most on earth,
That liberty may live:

8. That we, O Good supreme,
Still through our tears can see
On death’s pale brow an aureole
Of immortality!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6937

Author: Florence Earle Coates

Florence Van Leer Earle Nicholson Coates (July 1, 1850 – April 6, 1927) was an American poet. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Granddaughter of noted abolitionist and philanthropist Thomas Earle, and eldest daughter of Philadelphia lawyer George H. Earle, Sr. and Mrs. Frances ("Fanny") Van Leer Earle, Mrs. Coates gained notoriety both at home and abroad for her works of poetry—nearly three-hundred of which were published in literary magazines such as the Atlantic Monthly, Scribner's Magazine, The Literary Digest, Lippincott's, The Century Magazine, and Harper's. Many of her poems were set to music by composers such as Mrs. H. H. A. Beach (Amy Cheney Beach), Clayton Johns, and Charles Gilbert Spross. She attended school in… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou that dost save through pain
Author: Florence Earle Coates

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The Cyber Hymnal #6937
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