Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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George T. Thalben-Ball
(1896–1987)

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).

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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Nourse (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.