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Charity, a hymn by Felix Adler (1888)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=45866 Charity, a hymn by Felix Adler (1888) 2022-07-28 13:24:14 "Charity" is a hymn by Felix Adler, first published in <em>The Ethical Record</em> vol. 1, no. 1. (April 1888), sheet music page 4. For an account of this hymn being sung, find The Journal of Industrial Education, "Autumn Festival of the Workingman's School. Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1889." vol. 4, no. 9 (May 1890). Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Felix Adler https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Repenting, Resetting, and Forgiveness universalist 57th century A.M. English poetry English vernacular prayer צדקה tsedaqah hymns 19th century C.E. Ethical Humanism
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Charity
There is a gracious friend that came
To earth our steps to guide,
Sweet Charity they call her name
And love she scatters wide
She banishes our dismall fears
She soothes each smarting pain
She leads us thro’ the vale of tears
Unto the light again, the light again.
For others’ woes she bids us care
And feel for others’ need,
To heal the sick, to clothe the bare,
And hungry mouths to feed.
Our deepest, bitt’rest grief ’twill soothe
To think of others more;
To spread the light of joy and truth
Where darkness reign’d before,
Where darkness reign’d before.
O Charity, O Love, O Light,
Hope, strength in Thee we find
To live as servants of the Right,
True, tender, real, and kind;
To make life glorious without cease
Until our day be pass’d,
Until we sleep in endless peace
The dreamless sleep at last,
The dreamless sleep at last.

“Charity” is a hymn by Felix Adler, first published in The Ethical Record vol. 1, no. 1. (April 1888), sheet music page 4. For an account of this hymn being sung, find The Journal of Industrial Education, “Autumn Festival of the Workingman’s School. Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1889.” vol. 4, no. 9 (May 1890).

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