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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: East Congregational Church UCC

Studio Name: Chartres Glassmaker’s Guild

City: Grand Rapids

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1931

Subject/Title of Window: Hannah and Esther

Brief Description of Subject: Samuel
The window of the last of the Judges - Samuel, now grown to manhood. Above, is a scene of Jerusalem, and a view of the temple, on the left.

In the medallion below, the boy, Samuel, has heard the voice of God in his dream. He has asked the old priest, Eli, what he should do. Eli tells him that when God speaks to him again to answer. The boy, Samuel, is pictured waiting patiently. The inscription, "Speak, Lord, for Thy servant heareth."

In the right panel of the window is King David, the sweet signer of songs, with his harp in his hand and the inscription, "I will life up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help."

The scene of boyhood is below: David a little shephed lad of Bethlehem with his sling and the five smooth stones from the brook, challenging the champion of the Philistines, the giant Goliath. The inscription, "God is my help."

Inscriptions: Samuel, the servant of the Lord.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.
God is my help.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 11.5'

Width: 4.5'

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Enamel Paint, Lead Came

Samuel and David
Samuel and David

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