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Ten thousand times ten thousand In sparkling raiment bright, The armies of the ransomed saints Throng up the steeps of light: 'Tis finished! all is finished, Their fight with death and sin: Fling open wide the golden gates, And let the victors in.
The Holy Spirit of God dwelling in us, knowing our wants better than we, Himself pleads in our prayers, raising us to higher and holier desires than we can express in words, which can only find utterance in sighings and aspirations.
My bark is wafted to the strand
By breath Divine;
And on the helm there rests a hand
Other than mine.
Truth does not consist in minute accuracy of detail; but in conveying a right impression.
Come, ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of harvest-home;
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin.
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Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering; the capacity for self-indulgence changes hands.
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January 12, 1871
Henry Alford was an English churchman, theologian, textual critic, scholar, poet, hymnodist, and writer.
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