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Ann Stephan


A graceful and meditative setting of Mary Baker Eddy’s poem Invocation for 1868, which begins “Father of every age, Of every rolling sphere; Help us to write a deathless page Of Truth this dawning year!” Perfect for the first Sunday of a new year, or to mark any fresh beginning.

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Lyrics by Mary Baker Eddy
Music by Ann Stephan

Father of every age,

Of every rolling sphere,

Help us to write a deathless page

Of truth, this dawning year!

Help us to humbly bow

To Thy all-wise behest–

Whate’er the gift of joy or woe,

Knowing Thou knowest best.

Aid our poor soul to sing

Above the tempest’s glee;

Give us the eagle’s fearless wing,

The dove’s to soar to Thee!

All-merciful and good,

Hover the homeless heart!

Give us this day our daily food

In knowing what Thou art!

Words by Mary Baker Eddy from the Christian Science Hymnal, used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection

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