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He climbed the slopes of Olivet

He climbed the slopes of Olivet

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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He climbed the slopes of Olivet
When came the hour of prayer,
And in the stillness, Christ with God
Held close communion there.

Then all the noise of life was still,
And all the tongues that pain,
And peace His troubled heart possessed,
Which waiting spirits gain.

Then sank life's tumult like the waves
On Galilee that frowned,
And in the depths of love divine,
The hate of man was drowned.

Lord, when my soul by carking care
Has lost its needful rest,
Lead me to where the voice is heard
That comforts the distressed.

That even now, in distant days,
My longing soul may share
The rich supplies of grace divine,
In answer to my prayer.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: He climbed the slopes of Olivet
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English