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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Central United Methodist Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Waterford

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, more than 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1961

Subject/Title of Window: West Chancel Window

Brief Description of Subject: This window depicts the theme of the 13th century hymn attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, “All creatures of our God and King.” The hymn is number 62 in the United Methodist Hymnal. The left hand panel pictures the praise of “ye men of tender heart”, ice and snow, water, birdies, flowers and animals. Panel two shows “thou burning sun with golden beam” and continues the theme of the worship nature offers to God. The center panel shows the hand of creation and the man in the center, kneeling in worship. The angel of death who “leadest home the child of God” is pictured at the bottom, as is the “Fire so masterful and bright.” The fourth panel shows the moon and “the light of evening”, clouds, trees and animals. The fifth panel is a repeat of the first with some minor change, such as “the rushing wind that art so strong.”

Height: 30’

Width: 20’

Type of Glass and Technique: Lead Came, Slab or Faceted Glass (Dalle de Verre)

West Chancel Window
West Chancel Window

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