Fair Olivet, bright Olivet

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Fair Olivet! bright Olivet]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Fair Olivet! bright Olivet,
Where oft upon thy sacred brow
The Lord with His disciples met—
In memory I see thee now.

Fair Olivet, bright Olivet,
In memory I see thee yet,
Fair Olivet, bright Olivet,
Thy glories I can ne’er forget.

2 From Olivet the Lord arose;
In majesty He entered heav’n,
With hands outspread to bless the world;
This perfect place to man was giv’n. [Refrain]

3 O mount of hope, all glory-crown’d!
When faith grows faint I turn to thee,
And contemplate thy scene divine,
Oh, blessed hour of victory. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #222

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fair Olivet, bright Olivet
Title: Olivet
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Fair Olivet, bright Olivet
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crowning Day No. 4 #222

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Riches of Grace #170

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