The saint who first found grace to pen
The Saint who first found grace to pen. Laurence Housman* (1865-1959).
This hymn for St Mark’s day was written for EH (1906):
The Saint who first found grace to penThe Life which was the Life of men,And shed abroad the Gospel’s ray,His fame we celebrate to-day.
Lo, drawn by Pemtecostal fire,His heart conceived its great desire,When, pure in mind, inspired, he heard And with his hand set forth the Word.
Then, clearly writ, the Godhead shoneSerene and fair to look upon;And through that record still comes powerTo lighten souls in death’s dark hour.
O holy mind, for wisdom fitWherein that Life of lives stood writ,May we through minds of like accordShow forth the pattern of our Lord.
And so may...
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