All day long I have stretched forth My hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.@Romans 10:21
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John B. Dykes (1823-1876)

William Bright, Hymns & Other Poems 1866. This hymn starts at verse 11 of a cento from The Angelus at Lucerne.

Lux Vera John B. Dykes, 1870; published in The Parish Hymnal, edited by R. Minton Taylor, 1872, number 71 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Bright (1824-1901)

Still throned in Heav’n, to men in unbelief
Christ spreads His hands all day;
They scan His claims, give judgment cold and brief,
And fearless turn away.

Once more, O peerless mystery of grace!
Thy sweet appeal renew;
Light up dark minds; win souls to Thine embrace;
High forts of doubt subdue.

Speak, till the sons of peace, with hearts unseared,
Led by that voice of Thine,
Find Him each day more glorious, more endeared,
Christ human, Christ divine.