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Lord, Thou art lifted very high

Lord, Thou art lifted very high

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Lord, Thou art lifted very high
Above the clouds, and azure skies,
Yet Thou to every soul art nigh,
Whose trustful prayers to Thee arise.

Lord, let me know that distance ne'er
Can check the outflow of Thy grace;
That they, Thy Blessed Name that fear,
May aye behold Thy loving face.

Nor time, nor space, can bar the way,
If I would mount to where Thou art;
And Thou canst bow Thy heavens, and pay
A gracious visit to my heart.

Then lift me up, O Gracious Lord,--
Yea, come and bless me where I dwell;
And speak to me Thy blessed Word,
And all my loneliness dispel.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, Thou art lifted very high
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English