O Lord of hosts, Whose glory fillsAuthor: John Mason Neale
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1 O Lord of Hosts, Whose glory fills
The bounds of the eternal hills,
And yet vouchsafes, in Christian lands,
To dwell in temples made of hands;
2 Grant that all we who here to-day
Rejoicing this foundation lay,
May be in very deed Thine own,
Built on the precious Corner-stone.
3 Endue the creatures with Thy grace,
That shall adorn Thy dwelling-place;
The beauty of the oak and pine,
The gold and silver, make them Thine.
4 To Thee they all pertain; to Thee
The treasures of the earth and sea;
And when we bring them to Thy throne,
We but present Thee with Thine own.
5 The heads that guide endue with skill;
The hands that work preserve from ill;
That we, who these foundations lay,
May raise the topstone in its day.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
O Lord of hosts, Whose glory fills. J. M. Neale. [Laying Foundation Stone of a Church.] Appeared in his Hymns for the Young (being the 2nd series of his Hymns for Children) in 1844, No. 27, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Laying the First Stone of a Church." It is given in numerous hymnals, as Hymns Ancient & Modern, the People's Hymnal, Thring's Collection, &c. The alteration of stanza v., 11. 1-2, from:—
”Endue the hearts that guide with skill;
Preserve the hands that work from ill;
The heads that guide endue with skill,
The hands that work preserve from ill,"
given in Hymns Ancient & Modern in 1861, has been adopted with almost common consent.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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