Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Thou art a port protected from storms which round us rise

Different denominations do things differently, and sometimes no one can remember why.

For example, this verse is not in every version of the hymn "O Day of Rest and Gladness", and I am not sure why.
"Thou art a port protected
From storms which round us rise;
A garden intersected
With streams of Paradise;
Thou art a cooling fountain
In life's dry, dreary sand;
From thee, like Pisgah's mountain,
We view our promised land. "
"O Day of Rest and Gladness" by Author: Christopher Wordsworth (1862) Trinity Hymnal #392 (1990) verse 3.

Click on the link and check out the various hymnals that have this Hymn, and you can see that this verse is left out of many of them.

Any clues?

1 comment:

  1. I can't fathom why the fourth verse of "My Faith Looks Up To Thee" was left out of the '82 hymnal.

    When ends life's transient dream
    When death's cold sullen stream
    Shall o'er me roll
    Blest Savior then in love
    Fear and distrust remove
    O bear me safe above
    A ransomed soul.