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Archive for February 1st, 2010

SYCAMORE

Your leaves are now gone,

Like the wooded throng,

Of which you are one.

But your spheres still swing,

Patiently awaiting spring,

With its warm sun.

                – eab, 1/66

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You can “use” God and

 

            serve mammon

 

OR you can use mammon

 

            but serve God

 

– eab, 1980s

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Rejoice ye pure in heart;
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing;
Your glorious banner wave on high,
The cross of Christ your King.

Refrain

Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice,
Give thanks and sing.

Bright youth and snow crowned age,
Strong men and maidens meek,
Raise high your free, exultant song,
God’s wondrous praises speak.

Yes onward, onward still
With hymn, and chant and song,
Through gate, and porch and columned aisle,
The hallowed pathways throng.

With all the angel choirs,
With all the saints of earth,
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss,
True rapture, noblest mirth.

Your clear hosannas raise;
And alleluias loud;
Whilst answering echoes upward float,
Like wreaths of incense cloud.

With voice as full and strong
As ocean’s surging praise,
Send forth the hymns our fathers loved,
The psalms of ancient days.

Yes, on through life’s long path,
Still chanting as ye go;
From youth to age, by night and day,
In gladness and in woe.

Still lift your standard high,
Still march in firm array,
As warriors through the darkness toil,
Till dawns the golden day.

At last the march shall end;
The wearied ones shall rest;
The pilgrims find their heavenly home,
Jerusalem the blessed.

Then on, ye pure in heart!
Rejoice, give thanks and sing!
Your glorious banner wave on high,
The cross of Christ your King.

Praise Him Who reigns on high,
The Lord Whom we adore,
The Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
One God forevermore.

Edward Hales Plumptre died this date, 2/1/1891, at Deanery, Wells, England.

Plumptre was educated at King’s College, London, and University College, Oxford, graduating as a double first in 1844. He was appointed to be assistant preacher at Lincoln’s Inn.  He also was a select preacher at Oxford and a Professor of Pastoral Theology at King’s College, Oxford.

Author of several hymns he is best remembered today as the penman of, “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart.”  He was born 8/6/1821, at Lon­don, Eng­land.

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