Scripture Verse

The smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God.@Revelation 8:4
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Lucy Larcom
(1824–1893)

Words: Lu­cy Lar­com, 1892.

Music: Can­on­bu­ry adapt­ed from Nacht­stück, Op­us 23, No. 4, by Ro­bert A. Schu­mann, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert A. Schumann
(1810–1856)

O God, Thy world is sweet with prayer;
The breath of Christ is in the air;
We rise on Thy free Spirit’s wings,
And every thought within us sings.

Thou art our morning and our sun,
Our work is glad, in Thee begun;
Our foot worn path is fresh with dew,
For Thou createst all things new.

O God, within us and above,
Close to us in the Christ we love,
Through Him, our only guide and way,
May heavenly life be ours today!