“Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”

If, as John Keats says in "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "Beauty is truth, truth beauty," then behold these beautiful/truthful words that my church choir sung during Communion on the sixteenth day after Pentecost. http://youtu.be/JymuL_r2THY DEAR LORD AND FATHER OF MANKIND by Charles H.H. Parry Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways; …

Jesus With Thy Church Abide

I was not familiar with this hymn until I recently sang it in church—and what a beautiful hymn it is. JESUS WITH THY CHURCH ABIDE Lyrics by Thomas Benson Pollock 1871 Jesus, with Thy Church abide, Be her Savior, Lord, and Guide, While on earth her faith is tried: We beseech Thee, hear us. May …