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Eternal God, whose power upholds

Eternal God, whose power upholds. Henry Hallam Tweedy* (1868-1953). Written when Tweedy was a professor at Yale Divinity School, this hymn won a prize for a missionary hymn from the Hymn Society of America in 1928. It is a strong but undogmatic hymn, praying to God ‘to Whom there is no here nor there,/ No time, no near nor far’. It was included in many American and Canadian books until recent times, when it fell out of favour in spite of its avoidance of the imperious tone of some other mission hymns. It was included, for example, in The Pilgrim Hymnal (1958) and Hymns for the Living Church (1974), and in The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada (1971)...

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