Not far beyond the sea nor high
Not far beyond the sea nor high. George Bradford Caird* (1917-1984). Written ca. 1945, when Caird was minister of Highgate Congregational Church, and first printed in duplicated form in a collection for use in Mansfield College Chapel, Oxford.
It is partly based on an earlier hymn by George Rawson*, ‘We limit not the truth of God’*, which Caird would have known from the Congregational Hymnary of 1916. In verse 1 Caird retained the reference to the words of Pastor Robinson to the Pilgrim Fathers, ‘The Lord hath more truth and light yet to break forth out of his holy word’, found in Rawson’s hymn. Caird's text began:
Not far beyond the sea nor highAbove the heavens, but very nigh Thy voice,...
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