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July 05, 2008

624R An Apple Tree Stands In the Wood

Metrical Version of Song of Songs (Song of Soloman) 2:8-13 (REH), L.M. (8.8.8.8), OLD HUNDREDTH, etc.


1. An ap-ple tree stands in the wood:
So my be-loved, a-bove the fray;
With great de-light near-by I stood;
To taste sweet fruit, as hearts do play.

2. The fes-tal house to which I come;
There I am sought but in sweet love;
Re-freshed with fruits and fresh-est plum;
Dis-may-ing love falls from a-bove.

3. O were one hand up-on my head;
And were one hand up-on my waist;
I sing to you, by red deer led;
Swear by gaz-elle, to Zi-on chased.

4. O do not stir nor wak-en love;
Not til the time your be-loved comes;
High leap-ing from the hills a-bove;
Thence bound-ing peaks un-til love hums.

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625R The Torah May My Ways Uphold

Metrical Version of Psalm 119:5-12 (REH), 8.8.8.8. (LM), OLD HUNDREDTH, etc. Lectionary Psalm for Proper 10A/Ordinary 15A.

1. The Tor-ah may my ways up-hold;
I shall not then be put to shame;
You I will praise with heart so bold;
“For-sake me not,” I’ll then ex-claim.

2. May to the youth we truth im-part;
And from your law let not us run;
We guard your words deep in our heart;
O teach us love, E-ter-nal One!

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626R O Holy Wisdom Cares For All

adapted from Wisdom of Solomon 12:13-19 (REH); http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=25942314 ; lectionary reading for Proper 11A; 8.8.8.8. (LM); hymn tune OLD HUNDREDTH, etc.


1. O Ho-ly Wis-dom cares for all;
No mon-arch can con-front her might;
She or-ders life; all heed her call;
Each dream and joy, she does e'er write.

2. So-phi-a, you are strength for doubt;
You show God's face in judg-ment mild;
Your sav-ing works make na-tions shout;
Your cleans-ing heart fills eve-ry child.

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