Katharine Lee Bates

United States
Katharine Lee Bates
United States
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Anniversary Hymn

Rating: 3.1
[sung to tune: "All Saints New"]



Our fathers, in the years grown dim, reared slowly, wall by wall
A holy dwelling-place for Him, that filleth all in all.
They wrought His house of faith and prayer, the rainbow round the Throne,
A precious temple builded fair on Christ the Cornerstone.

The Angel of the Golden Reed hath found the measure strait'
He hears the Great Foundation plead for ampler wall and gate.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 13 June 2020
The concluding line, " only love can build the church whose corner stone is Christ" is superb. A well deserved classic poem of the day'
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Prabir Gayen 13 June 2020
Very beautiful poem...great hymn..10++
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Ellen Ni Bheachain 13 June 2020
" Spirit of truth" Beautiful and I felt a real moment of connection spiritual.
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Mahtab Bangalee 13 June 2020
Spirit of truth Forbids all Truth there is always truth Nothing / none is comparable to it Even the imaginative god/s.....
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Dr Antony Theodore 13 June 2020
Spirit of Truth, forbid that we who now God's temple are And keep the faith with minds more free, our father's fabric mar. Better than thoughts the stars that search is self still sacrificed, For only Love can build the church whose corner-stone is Christ. very nice poem. corner stone is Christ. tony
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Paul Amrod 13 June 2019
Too dogmatic and cold with no passion for humanism.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 13 June 2019
One of the best poems by Katharine Lee Bates........................
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Edward Kofi Louis 13 June 2019
In the years grown dim! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 13 June 2019
Better than thoughts the stars that search is self still sacrificed, For only Love can build the church whose corner-stone is Christ........so touching and impressive. Beautiful poem. Well deserved for the poem of the day.
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Dr Antony Theodore 13 June 2019
Spirit of Truth, forbid that we who now God's temple are And keep the faith with minds more free very good poem dear poet. tony
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