The words "Great Over-Soul and Inter-Heart" were written by Mary Safford (1895) and edited by Eugene B. Navias to be sung to the tune Duke Street L.M., Hymn 35 in Singing the Living Tradition.
Ministers of the Iowa Sisterhood
Mary Augusta Safford
Caroline Julia Bartlett Crane
Marie Jenney Howe
Rowena Morse Mann
Mila Tupper Maynard
Amelia Murdock Wing
Anna Jane Norris
Margaret Titus Olmstead
Gertrude Von Petzhold
Helen Grace Putnam
Eliza Tupper Wilkes
Celia Parker Woolley
Hymn: Great Over-Soul and Inter-Heart
Great Over-Soul and Inter-Heart,
Of whom we feel ourselves a part,
To whom all souls forever tend,
Our Father, Mother, nearest Friend.
This church with love to thee we bring,
And while our spirits inly* sing,
We pray that it may ever be
A Home for all who seek for thee.
The home of faith in all things true,
A faith that seeks the larger view,
The home of love that yearns to bless.
The home of truth and righteousness.
Long may it stand, the outward sign
Of that indwelling Life divine,
Which makes thy children truly free,
And draws them ever nearer thee.
*The word "inly" was in common usage in Mary Safford's day and means inwardly, intimately, thoroughly.
For more information contact web @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Sidebar Content, Page Navigation
More Ways to Search
Donate to Support This Program and the Ongoing Work of the UUA
Read or subscribe to UUA.org Updates for the latest additions to our site.
Learn more about the Beliefs & Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or read our online magazine, UU World, for features on today's Unitarian Universalists. Visit an online UU church, or find a congregation near you.