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The Lord’s Bond-Slave   Leave a comment

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Image in the Public Domain

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My copy of Songs from a Parsonage Kitchen is a printout of a PDF version of photocopies of the original.  The right margin of some pages in my copy is such that I have cut-off names and other words.  Thus I know that my great-grandmother wrote this text in Augusta, Georgia, in January 1914, based on a sermon based on the text, “The love of Christ constrains me.”  Yet I do not know the preacher’s last name.  His title was “Dr.,” his initials were P. P., and the first letter of his last name was “A.”  The second letter was either “b” or “l.”  That is as much as I can discern.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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I am thy bond-slave, Lord,

Made so by thy great love

That spared not e’en thine only Son,

But sent him from above

To ransom captive man,

Free him from Satan’s thrall,

Offer to him salvation’s cup,

And bid him on thee call.

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The love of Christ constrains

My grateful heart to prove

The cleansing power of his blood

While here on earth I move.

And when from scenes of earth

My soul shall wing its flight,

Still I thy happy bond-slave, Lord,

Will be in realms of light.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

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This post #850 of TAYLOR FAMILY POEMS AND FAMILY HISTORY WRITINGS.

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Invitation   Leave a comment

00922v

Above:  Meadow Garden, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, 1939 or 1944

Photographer = Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952)

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/csas/item/csas200800930/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-csas-00922

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandparents served in Augusta twice–at the Asbury Circuit (late 1914-late 1916) and St. Luke Methodist Episcopal Church, South (late 1927-late 1929).  My great-grandmother wrote this text during one of those stints.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Be at home in my heart, O my Master,

The door I have set open wide;

I pray thou wouldst deign to enter,

And henceforth with me to abide.

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There is no niche where thou art unwelcome,

No room thou may’st not enter in;

Be at home, and with thy blessed fullness,

Cast out from my heart every sin.

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O Lord, I would be pure and holy,

As fitteth one whose guest thou art,

Nor ever by thought, word, or action,

To thee close the door of my heart.

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Then on that glad day of thy coming,

When all earth thy glory shall see,

With all who have made thee welcome,

May I be at home with thee.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

Class Hymn of the Barrett-Wesley Bible Class, Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Augusta, Georgia   Leave a comment

A Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship MECS 1874

Above:  The Spine of My Copy of A Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public, Domestic, and Social Worship (Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1874)

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandparents were at the Asbury Circuit, Augusta, Georgia, from late 1914 to late 1916.  The former Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, South, has become Asbury United Methodist Church.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 12, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF CLELAND KINLOCH NELSON, EPISCOPAL BISHOP OF GEORGIA; LATER BISHOP OF ATLANTA

THE FEAST OF FANNY J. CROSBY, HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF FRIEDRICH SCHLIERMACHER, GERMAN CALVINIST THEOLOGIAN

THE FEAST OF IMMANUEL KANT, PHILOSOPHER

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Incarnate Lord, Thee we adore,

Abide with us forever more.

Thou art the vine, Thy branches we,

Keep us in perfect unity.

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Oh may Thy love to us constrain

Our hearts a like love to attain:

Thy matchless life our pattern be,

Since serving others we serve Thee.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

1914-1916