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Above yon clear blue sky

Above yon clear blue sky

Author: Mary C. Bourdillon
Tune: NEARER HOME (Woodbury)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. Above yon clear blue sky,
Beyond our feeble sight,
The God of glory dwells on high
In everlasting light.
Around His glorious throne
The holy angels stand;
In songs of praise their king they own,
Or fly at His command.

2. And we may praise Him, too,
And serve Him here below;
He stoops to mark what children do,
Their inmost thoughts to know;
And though He reigns above,
Where angels ceaseless praise,
He will accept our humble love,
And lead us in His ways.

3. O may we humbly seek
To do His holy will,
And try, with thankful hearts and meek,
To sing His praises still;
And then for Jesus’ sake,
Who came for us to die,
Our happy spirits He will take
To praise Him in the sky.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #19

Author: Mary C. Bourdillon

Bourdillon, Mary, née Cotterill, daughter of the Rev. Joseph Cotterill, some time Rector of Blakeney, Norfolk, born at Ampton, Suffolk, Aug. 30, 1819, married to E. D. Bourdillon, and died at Dresden, Feb. 19, 1870. Her principal poetical work was A Mother's Hymns for her Children, 1849, 2nd edition 1852, containing 21 pieces. Of these the following are in common use:— 1. Above the clear blue sky, Beyond, &c. Praise. 2. Blessed Jesus, wilt Thou hear us? Child's Prayer. 3. Gracious Saviour, from on high. Holy Baptism. 4. Jesus, we thank Thee for Thy day. Sunday. 5. Lamb of God, who came from heaven. Christ the Example. 6. There was a lovely Garden once. Eden. These hymns are characterized by great simplicity and di… Go to person page >

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First Line: Above yon clear blue sky
Author: Mary C. Bourdillon

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