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May 08, 2005

53R Life of All That Lives Below!

Title: "Life of All That Lives Below!," Charles Wesley, Samuel Longfellow, alt. REH (2005); PLEYEL (7.7.7.7.), Ignaz Joseph Pleyel (1791). "For while we life, we are always being given up ... so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you," 2 Corinthians 4:11-12. "Be filled with the Spirit," Ephesians 5:18. See also Song of Songs 2:8-13, where the divine is reckoned as "all that lives below," such that the holy is seen as "leaping over mountains, bounding over the hills." Neither Singing the Living Tradition nor The New Century Hymnal includes the hymn.

PLEYEL (7.7.7.7.)

1. Life of all that lives be-low! Let thy spi-rit in us flow;
Let thy life on us out-pour; from thee, in thee, ev-er-more.

2. O for full-er life we pine! Let us more re-ceive of thine;
Still for more on thee we call, thou who fill-est all in all!

3. Live we now in thee; be fed, dai-ly with the liv-ing bread;
in-to thee our spir-its grow, in-to us thy spir-it flow.

4. While we feel the vi-tal blood, while thy full and quicken-ing flood,
through life's eve-ry chan-nel rolls, Soul of all be-liev-ing souls!

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Posted by rehurst at May 8, 2005 10:25 PM

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