Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.@Isaiah 6:3
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Calvin W. Laufer (1874-1938)

Calvin W. Laufer, 1919.

Field, Calvin W. Laufer (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jesus Washing Peter’s Feet
Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893)

We thank Thee, Lord, Thy paths of service lead
To blazoned heights and down the slopes of need;
They reach Thy throne, encompass land and sea,
And he who journeys in them walks with Thee.

We’ve sought and found Thee in the secret place
And marveled at the radiance of Thy face;
But often in some far off Galilee
Beheld Thee fairer yet while serving Thee.

We’ve felt Thy touch in sorrow’s darkened way
Abound with love and solace for the day;
And, ’neath the burdens there, Thy sovereignty,
Has held our hearts enthralled while serving Thee.

We’ve seen Thy glory like a mantle spread
O’er hill and dale in saffron flame and red;
But in the eyes of men, redeemed and free,
A splendor greater yet while serving Thee.

Show us the paths in which Thou wouldest lead
To blazoned heights or down the slopes of need;
For both alike encompass land and sea,
And he who journeys in them walks with Thee.