God of truth, Thy sons should be

God of truth, Thy sons should be

Author: Samuel Longfellow
Tune: REPOSE (Kücken)
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 God of truth! Thy sons should be
Firmly grounded upon Thee;
Ever on the Rock abide,
High above the changing tide.

2 Theirs is the unwavering mind,
No more tossed with every wind;
No more doth their ’stablished heart
From the living God depart.

3 Father, strengthen Thou my will;
With Thine own steadfastness fill;
Rooted, grounded, may I be,
Fixed in Thy stability.

4 Henceforth may I nobly stand;
Build no longer on the sand;
But defy temptation’s shock,
Firmly grounded on the Rock.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10387

Author: Samuel Longfellow

Longfellow, Samuel, B. A., brother of the Poet, was born at Portland, Maine, June 18, 1819, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1839, and in Theology in 1846. On receiving ordination as an Unitarian Minister, he became Pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1848; at Brooklyn, 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1860. In 1846 he edited, with the Rev. S. Johnson (q. v.), A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. This collection was enlarged and revised in 1848. In 1859 his Vespers was published, and in 1864 the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit , under the joint editorship of the Rev. S. Johnson and himself. His Life of his brother, the Poet Longfellow, was published in 1886. To the works named he contributed the follow… Go to person page >

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First Line: God of truth, Thy sons should be
Author: Samuel Longfellow
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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