Poems and Hymns

Watercolor – F. McDonald

The Convert

By G. K. Chesterton After one moment when I bowed my head And the whole world turned over and came upright, And I came out…

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Hymn – Lead me Lord

Blessed are the poor in spiritLonging for their LordFor God’s coming kingdom shall be theirsBlessed are the sorrowingFor they shall be consoledAnd the meek shall…

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At the Church of the Nativity

 –Bryce A. Taylor Upstanding persons surely find it odd, The way these pilgrims crawl to Bethlehem. How baffling is the foolishness of God. Two thousand…

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Hymn -God calling?

God calling yet; shall I not hear? Earth’s pleasure shall I not hold dear? Shall life’s swift passing years all fly, And still my soul…

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Hymn – In Christ Alone

In labor all creation groans Till fear and hatred cease, Till human hearts have understood; In Christ alone is peace. In labor all creation groans…

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Hymn – Son of Man

The Son of Man has come to save The lost and dark of mind. All men and women bound in chains In him their freedom…

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Hymn – Light and Truth

Your words to me are light and truth; From day to day they show Their wisdom, passing earthly lore, As in their truth I grow.…

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Hymn – Abide with me

Abide with me; fast fall the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless,…

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Hymn – In light inaccessible

A beautiful hymn in the Magnificat this morning – what beautiful images it makes in my thoughts: Immortal, invisible, God only wise, In light inaccessible…

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Hymn – Come, Lazarus

Sung to the tune of Amazing Grace: “Come, Lazarus,” the Savior called; and from the stony grave came forth his friend, from death unthralled, to…

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Hymn – Baptism

The waters of our mother earth, Her rivers, oceans, lakes and springs, Are mirror to the depths of God – The freshness at the heart…

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Hymn – Living Lord

Living Lord, our praise we render! His the blood for sinners shed. In the Father’s power and splendor Christ is risen from the dead. Death’s…

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Hymn – Morning Prayer

O God of mercy, by whose hand Your people still are fed; Who through this weary pilgrimage Have all our fathers led: Our vows, our…

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Poem – Candlemas

The Candlemas Procession    Lumen Ad revelationem gentium.   Look kindly, Jesus, where we come, New Simeons, to kindle, Each at Your infant sacrifice his…

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Hymn – Human Worth

No weight of gold or silver Can measure human worth; No soul secures its ransom With all the wealth of earth; No sinners find their…

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Hymn – Holy Week

Wide open are thy hands Paying with more than gold The awful debt of guilty men, Forever and of old. Ah, let me grasp those…

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Poem – Splinters From the Cross

Little headaches, little heartaches, little griefs of everyday Little trials and vexations, how they throng around our way! One great Cross, immense and heavy, so…

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Poem – St. John the Evangelist

The life, which God’s incarnate Word Lived here below with men, Three blest evangelists record With heav’n inspired pen: John soars on high, beyond the…

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Hymn – Unsung Saints

We sing for all the unsung saints, That countless, nameless throng. Who kept the faith and passed it on With hope steadfast and strong Through…

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Hymn – Oh Blessed Spring

O blessed spring, where word and sign Embrace us into Christ the vine: Here Christ enjoins each one to be A branch of this life-giving…

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