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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: First Presbyterian Church

Studio Name: Connick (Charles J.), Ltd.

City: Pontiac

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

Date of Window: 1959

Subject/Title of Window: Music

Brief Description of Subject: As viewed from the outside, the space for this aisle window extends quite a bit lower. For viewers inside the Church, a balcony obscures vision of the middle part. This window makes up the upper portion and is called "Music". The lower portion is the window titled "Parable of the Sower."

Since ancient times, music has been used in praise and worship. Psalm 150:1 - 4 (KJV):

"Praise the Lord ... Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organ. Praise him with loud cymbals: praise him upon high sounding cymbals."

Description of this window by Connick Associates:
"Its theme is Music, with musical instruments --- the harp or lyre at the center, an ancient form of a viol at the left, and a peal of bells at the right.

The colorful foliated field provides a rich pattern in support of this theme, with symbols of the white lily in smaller medallions above and below."

The choice of a musical theme reflects the man memorialized as he was primarily a musician.

Inscriptions: In Memory of Frank R. Boyd

Height: 10'

Width: 6'10"

Peal of Bells
Peal of Bells

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