Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.@John 8:32
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Ferdinand Q. Blanchard (1876-1966)

Ferdinand Q. Blanchard, in Hymns for Schools and Colleges (Boston, Massachusetts: Ginn & Company, 1913).

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

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Robert A. Schumann (1810-1856)

O Jesus, youth of Nazareth,
Preparing for the bitter strife,
Wilt Thou impart to every heart
Thy perfect purity of life?

O Christ whose words make dear the fields
And hillsides green of Galilee,
Grant us to find with reverent mind
The truth Thou saidst should make us free.

O suffering Lord on Calvary,
Whom love led on to mortal pain,
We know Thy cross is not a loss
If we Thy love shall truly gain.

O Master of abundant life,
From natal morn to victory’s hour,
We look to Thee, heed Thou our plea,
Teach us to share Thy ageless power.

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Christ in the Carpenter’s Shop
Georges de La Tour (1593-1652)