A new heart…will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you…I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26
Words: Laura C. Nourse, in the Christian Science Hymnal (Boston, Massachusetts: Christian Science Publishing Society, 1893).
Music: Wisdom George T. Thalben-Ball (1896–1987) (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Nourse (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Now sweeping down the years untold,
The day of truth is breaking;
And sweet and fair the leaves unfold,
Of love’s immortal waking.
For flower and fruitage now are seen,
Where blight and mildew rested:
The Christ today to us has been
By word and deed attested.
His living presence we have felt,
The Word made flesh among us:
And hearts of stone before Him melt,
His peace is brooding o’er us.