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Heavenly Salem

Here’s an early Christian hymn, sung at the dedication of church buildings. For my Protestant friends, it’s kind of like “The Church’s One Foundation” (S. J. Stone, 1866) — only better. Blessed City Bless├Ęd city, heavenly Salem, vision dear of … Continue reading

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An Easter Psalm

Psalm 45 Of the King of heavenly beauty I will sing an anthem rare: Lily of the Valley is he, Fairer than our flesh is fair. Where He is, the sweetness fully Of all graces gathers there. Gird Thyself with … Continue reading

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Wounded

I must and shall be wounded. Why? Because my groom, My saviour, has been found with many a bleeding wound. But why must I be wounded? I cannot abide If we be too unlike, the bridegroom and the bride. ~ … Continue reading

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