Waving in the autumn breeze

Waving in the autumn breeze

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

I
Waving in the autumn breeze,
Clap your hands, ye forest trees,
For the arms that now entwine
Needy souls, were stretched on thine.

II
And the cross that bore the weight
Of the Christ, Creator great,
By the power that still remains,
All the universe sustains.

III
Emblem, by the Church adored;
Might, that wields the kingly sword;
Glory, of the ransomed host;
Agony, of spirits lost.

IV
Cross of Christ! we lift our eyes
And behold the sacrifice;
For the arms that now entwine
Needy souls, were stretched on thine.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Waving in the autumn breeze
Greek Title: ἀγαλλέσθω τὰ δρυμοῦ
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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