summer solstice!


Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Wonderful Song!

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing!

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here by Thy great help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

Words: Ro­bert Ro­bin­son, 1758; in his A Collection of Hymns Used by the Church of Christ in Angel Alley, Bishopgate, 1759.

Music: "Nettleton," in Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, by John Wy­eth, 1813

Sunday, July 04, 2004

4 July 2004

Sunday, July 04, 2004...Independence Day!!!!!

"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." –Henry James to Edith Wharton

commonplacebook notes

Sunday, July 04, 2004

from The Other Side, May 1988, page 15:

"A spiritual revival means a revival of confidence, of hope, of the ability to affect one's own future.

"That, of course, is a synonym for power..."
–John Heinemeier

Psalm 16:7

God gives me does my heart!

Joseph Brodsky on freedom:

"When you forget the spelling of the tyrant's name."

A Promise:

God will not send you
beyond where you Heart can defend you
God will not lead you
beyond where the Spirit can feed you

and a reality:

Our survival depends on the health of our environment.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Early Light

♫ Yes, I can see by the early light ♪
♪ The peril of the night is gone ♫
♫ And far across the distance range ♪
♪ I see the road to freedom ♫
♫ There are many paths you can follow ♪
♪ And many fields to roam ♫
♫ So I walk free beneath the stars ♪
♪ Yet shining over our land and home ♫

by Jonathan Elias; I heard this in a PBS commercial 2 December 1993