Omnipresence of God

Father of spirits, nature's God

Author: Harriet Auber
Published in 53 hymnals

Representative Text

1 FATHER of spirits, natures's God,
Our inmost thoughts are known to thee;
Thou, Lord, canst hear each idle word,
And every private action see.

2 Could we, on morning's swiftest wings,
Pursue our flight through trackless air,
Or dive beneath deep ocean's springs,
Thy presence still would meet us there.

3 In vain may guilt attempt to fly,
Concealed beneath the pall of night;
One glance from thy all-piercing eye
Can kindle darkness into light.

4 Search thou our hearts, and there destroy
Each evil thought, each secret sin,
And fit us for those realms of joy,
Where nought impure shall enter in.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #59

Author: Harriet Auber

Auber, Harriet, daughter of Mr. James Auber, b. in London, Oct. 4, 1773. During the greater part of her quiet and secluded life she resided at Broxbourne and Hoddesdon, Herts, and died at the latter place on the 20th Jan., 1862. Miss Auber wrote devotional and other poetry, but only a portion of the former was published in her Spirit of the Psalms, in 1829. This collection is mainly her work, and from it some useful versions of the Psalms have been taken and included in modern hymn-books, about 20 appearing in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. Miss Auber's name is widely known, but it is principally through her exquisite lyric, "Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed," and the Epiphany hymn, "Bright was the guiding star that led." (For criti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father of spirits, nature's God
Title: Omnipresence of God
Author: Harriet Auber
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #84

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #16

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #106

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #106

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #106

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #106

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #106

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #106

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #74

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #156

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Devotional hymns #20

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d100

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Hymnal #74

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d116

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Hymns for Christian Melody #33

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #877

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #84

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Hymns of Worship #109

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d65

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Manual of Devotion #8

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #170

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #170

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New Hymn and Tune book #41d

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New Hymn and Tune book #407b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #41d

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New Hymn and Tune Book #407b

Supplement to Watts #d126

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The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book #74

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The Baptist Psalmody #9

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d103

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d99

The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d24

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The Christian Church Hymnal #9

The Christian Hymn Book #d166

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d168

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The Christian Hymn Book #27

The Christian Hymnal #d165

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The Christian Hymnal #18

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The Christian hymnal #215

The Christian Hymnist #d130

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The Christian Psalmist #P139a

The Church Hymn Book #d255

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The Gospel Psalmist #401

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The Heart and Voice #101c

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #67

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The New England Sabbath School Minstrel #146

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The Psalmist #132

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The Psalmist #132

The Southern Psalmist #d209

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d216

The Supplement to "The Century Gospel Songs" #d31

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The Voice of Praise #59

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