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Hymn #412

by , | Feb 20, 2013

When i’m feeling lost, marginalized, ignored, attacked, I find great solace  in hymn #412 from the Christian Science Hymnal.

It’s a beautiful prayer that we can use to combat the darkness we sometimes fall in when the hate is just too much or when we’re feeling very very alone. The Christ *is* here right where we are no matter what.  Intuitions of Love and goodness are always His gift to us.  I’m praying it impartially for all GLBT people right now.”

by Mark Patterson, also known as Max Douglas.

The Christian Science Hymnal
 Hymn #412

O dreamer, leave thy dreams for joyful waking,
O captive, rise and sing for thou art free;
The Christ is here, all dreams of error breaking,
Unloosing bonds of all captivity.

He comes to bless thee on His wings of healing;
To banish pain, and wipe all tears away;
He comes anew, to humble hearts revealing
The mounting footsteps of the upward way.

He gives thee joy for desolation,
Beauty for the ashes of the vanished years;
For every tear to bring full compensation,
To give thee confidence for all thy fears.

He comes to call the dumb to joyful singing;
The deaf to hear; the blinded eyes to see;
The glorious tidings of salvation bringing.
O captive, rise, thy Saviour comes to thee.