Blessed be Thy name forever,
Thou of life the Guard and Giver!
Thou who slumberest not nor sleepest,
Blest are they Thou kindly keepest!
God of stillness and of motion,
Of the rainbow, and the ocean,
Of the mountain, rock, and river,
Blessed be Thy name forever!
God of evening’s peaceful ray!
God of every dawning day,
Rising from the distant sea
Breathing of eternity;
Thine the flaming sphere of light,
Thine the darkness of the night!
God of life, that fade shall never!
Glory to Thy name forever!
Hogg, James, second son of Robert Hogg, was born in Ettrick Forest, Selkirkshire, January 25, 1772, according to his own account, though the baptismal date is December 9, 1770. He is perhaps best known as the Ettrick Shepherd, and friend of Professor John Wilson and Sir Walter Scott. He died November 21, 1835, on his farm of Altrive in Yarrow. An edition of his Poetical Works was published in 1822 in 4 vols. (Edin., A. Constable) including the best of his poems—- The Queen's Wake, 1813; The Pilgrims of the Sun, 1815; Mador of the Moor, 1816, &c. The two hymns by him which have come into use are, "Blessed be Thy name for ever," and "O Thou that dwellest in the heavens high." A complete edition of his prose and verse was pub. in 2 vols., 1… Go to person page >
Display Title: Blessed Be Thy Name For EverFirst Line: Blessed be Thy name for everTune Title: LINCOLNAuthor: James HoggMeter: LMSource: "The Palmer's Morning Hymn," which forms a part of Canto IV of his poem "Mador of the Moor"