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GUEST,Observer Godless 'hymns' or Atheism Church Music? (84* d) RE: Godless 'hymns' or Atheism Church Music? 14 Aug 18


The Rev. Horatius Bonar's Only Remembered would fit the "Godless Hymn" part of the equation. His original words are as follows:

Only Remembered (Horatius Bonar 1870)

Fading away like the stars of the morning,
Losing their light in the glorious sunó
Thus would we pass from the earth and its toiling,
Only remembered by what we have done.

Refrain

Only remembered, only remembered,
Only remembered by what we have done;
Thus would we pass from the earth and its toiling,
Only remembered by what we have done.

Shall we be missed though by others succeeded,
Reaping the fields we in springtime have sown?
No, for the sowers may pass from their labors,
Only remembered by what they have done.

Refrain

Only the truth that in life we have spoken,
Only the seed that on earth we have sown;
These shall pass onward when we are forgotten,
Fruits of the harvest and what we have done.

Refrain

No mention of God, or of religion.


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