THE SONG OF THE THREE HOLY CHILDREN by Pauline--Illus. Baynes
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THE SONG OF THE THREE HOLY CHILDREN

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A hymn of praise from file Apocrypha; it was sung by Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego when King Nebuchadnezzar threw them into a fiery furnace, whereupon an angel saved them. Beginning ""O all ye works of the Lord,/bless ye the Lord:/praise Him and magnify/Him for ever,"" each sentence calls for praise from one of the Lord's works--angels, waters, heaven and earth, winds, seasons, frost and cold, light and darkness, green things, growing things, man. It is a beautiful litany, lovingly visualized in Baynes' jewel-like paintings, bordered and gilded like a medieval manuscript Her stylized figures and decorative designs are reminiscent of Middle Eastern forms; the glorification of the Lord by the exquisite depiction of His works is also in the western religious tradition. A gem.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1986
Publisher: Henry Holt