ALEXANDER HARDIE: CREATION

Alexander Hardie was a relatively unknown churchman in the early 20th century.  In 1924, the eve of the Scopes Trial, he wrote Evolution: Is it Philosophical, Scientific or Scriptural? Buried within the concluding remarks he wrote this outstanding poem which I am preserving here for the benefit of others.

Rev. Alexander Hardie, A.M.

Methodist Episcopal Church

of the

Southern California Conference

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Creation

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Come, Thou mighty God of love,

Dwelling ‘mid the stars above.

Absolute, eternal Power,

Blessed goodness is Thy dower.

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Let the light of morn appear,

Showing Holy Spirit’s near,

Brooding o’er the vasty deep,

Where old chaos tempests sweep.

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Now is God creating worlds,

Planets into space He hurls.

Uncreated Lord Supreme,

King of Kings is seraphs‘ theme.

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Great Arcturus lighting sky,

Greater Sirius reigning high,

Circling Milky Way so vast—

These are works of ages past.

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Realms all are God’s domain,

Peopled spheres aloud proclaim,

Men and angels His delight,

Suns created by His might.

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Oh! Thou glorious Prince of Peace,

Let Thy joys on earth increase.

Thee, the spacious heavens adore;

We, Thy mercy would implore.

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God created all from naught.

Christ our souls from sin hath bought.

Blessed Spirit, sanctify—

Three in One, the Lord most high.

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