Great God, where'er we pitch our tent

Great God, where'er we pitch our tent

Author (attributed to): John Rippon (1787)
Published in 31 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great God! where'er we pitch our tent,
Let us an altar raise;
And there, with humble frame, present
Our sacrifice of praise.

2 To thee we give our health and strength,
While health and strength shall last;
For future mercies humbly trust,
Nor e'er forget the past.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #725

Author (attributed to): John Rippon

Rippon, John, D.D., was born at Tiverton, Devon, April 29, 1751, and was educated for the ministry at the Baptist College, Bristol. In 1773 he became Pastor of the Baptist church in Carter Lane, Tooley Street (afterwards removed to New Park Street), London, and over this church he continued to preside until his death, on Dec. 17, 1836. The degree of D.D. was conferred on him in 1792 by the Baptist College, Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Rippon was one of the most popular and influential Dissenting ministers of his time. From 1790 to 1802 he issued the Baptist Annual Register, a periodical containing an account of the most important events in the history of the Baptist Denomination in Great Britain and America during that period, and very val… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great God, where'er we pitch our tent
Author (attributed to): John Rippon (1787)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Great God, where'er we pitch our tent. B. Beddome. [Family Worship.] This hymn on "Going to a new habitation," appeared in Rippon's Selection, 1787, No. 333, in 2 stanzas of 4 lines, and from thence it has passed into a few modern collections. In Beddome's (posthumous) Hymns adapted to Public Worship, 1817, it is given as stanzas iii. and iv. of the hymn, "Bless'd Lord, my wandering heart recal." The text in Rippon and in Beddome's Hymns, is slightly different. The former is that in common use.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #547

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #244

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXXII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXXII

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #333

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #547

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #547

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Baptist Hymn Book #a417

Family and Social Melodies #d121

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d106

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #929

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #929

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #91

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S362

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B91

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The Baptist Hymn Book #417

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #384

The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d109

The Christian Psalmist #d213

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d123

The Church Hymn Book #d319

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The Gospel Psalmist #627

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1051

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The Voice of Praise #725

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