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Within the Father's House

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1 Within the Father's house
The Son has found his home,
And to his temple suddenly
The Lord of life has come.

2 The doctors of the Law
Gaze on the wondrous child
And marvel at his gracious words
Of wisdom undefiled.

3 Yet not to them is giv'n
The mighty truth to know,
To lift the earthly veil which hides
Incarnate God below.

4 The secret of the Lord
Escapes each human eye,
And faithful, pond'ring hearts await
The full epiphany.

5 Lord, enter now our souls
And teach us by your grace
Each dim revealing of yourself
With loving awe to trace,

6 Till we behold your face
And know, as we are known,
You, Holy Spirit, Father, Son,
Co-equal Three in One.

Source: Worship (4th ed.) #443

Author: James Russell Woodford

Woodford, James Russell, D.D., was born April 30, 1820, and educated at Merchant Taylors School, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, of which he was a scholar; B.A. Senior Optime, and 2nd class in the Classical Tripos. He was ordained in 1843, and became second Master in Bishop's College, Bristol; and Curate of St. John the Baptist, Broad Street, in that city. He became Incumbent of St. Saviour's, Coalpit Heath, 1845; of St. Mark's, Easton, Bristol, 1848; and Vicar of Kempsford, Gloucestershire, 1855. In 1868 he was preferred by the Crown to the important vicarage of Leeds on Dr. Atlay's appointment as Bishop of Hereford. He was several times Select Preacher at Cambridge. He was also Hon. Chaplain to the Queen (1867). In 1873 he was consecrate… Go to person page >

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GORTON (Beethoven)

The tune GORTON derives from the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, Opus 57 (1807); however, the arranger and any significance to the tune title are unknown. GORTON was published with this versification of Psalm 79 in the 1912 Psalter. Sing this tune in parts, beginning v…

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The Cyber Hymnal #7260
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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #185

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Lutheran Service Book #410

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Lutheran Worship #80

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Moravian Book of Worship #318

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The Cyber Hymnal #7260

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Worship (4th ed.) #443

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