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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

We Hail Thee Now, O Jesu

Representative Text

1 We hail thee now, O Jesus:
thy presence here we own,
though sight and touch have failed us,
and faith perceives alone.
Thy love has veiled thy glory
and hid thy power divine,
in mercy to our weakness,
beneath an earthly sign.

2 We hail thee now, O Jesus:
in silence hast thou come,
for all the hosts of heaven
with wonderment are dumb --
so great the condescension,
so marvellous the love,
which for our sakes, O Saviour,
have drawn thee from above.

3 We hail thee now, O Jesus:
for law and type have ceased,
and thou in each communion
art sacrifice and priest.
We make this great memorial
in union, Lord, with thee,
and plead thy death and passion
to cleanse and set us free.

4 We hail thee now, O Jesus:
for death is ever near,
and in thy presence only
its terrors disappear.
Dwell with us, sweetest Saviour,
and guide us through the night,
till shadows end in glory.
and faith be lost in sight.

Source: Common Praise (1998) #80

Author: Frederick George Scott

Scott, Frederick George. (Montreal, Quebec, April 7, 1861--January 19, 1944, Quebec City). Anglican. Bishop's University (Lennoxville, Que.), B.A., 1881; M.A., 1884; D.C.I., 1901. Pastorates (all in Quebec) at Montreal, 1884-1886; Drummondville, 1887-1896; Quebec, 1896-1933. During his time as Canadian Army chaplain on the Western Front (1914-1919), he formed close ties with thousands of soldiers, whose subsequent dispersal all across Canada ensured a warm reception for his writings, and his message. He published ten volumes of verse, a novel, and The Great War as I Saw It, which was widely influential. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Tune

ST. CHRISTOPHER


ST. BASIL THE GREAT


PASSION CHORALE (Hassler)

The tune HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN has been associated with Gerhardt's text ["O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"] since they were first published together in 1656. The tune's first association with a sacred text was its attachment in 1913 [sic: should read 1613] to Christoph Knoll's funeral text "Herzl…

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The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #244a
The Cyber Hymnal #7446
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Common Praise (1998) #80

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