Hymn texts

This post is not substantive–except that it provides a place to park two hymn texts which I wrote about a decade ago.

The first is a Eucharist text set to the tune Thaxted. Proverbs 8-9, the Epistle to the Hebrews, and Revelation 19 provided inspiration.

The second is a text inspired by the baptistry inscription at St. John Lateran in Rome. Its tune is Nettleton, familiar to singers from association with “Come thou fount of every blessing.”

Both tunes are in the public domain. The texts are yours to use as you see fit. Please extend me the courtesy of an email whenever you use them in public worship. smith at smith975 dot com