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He Who made the earth His home

He Who made the earth His home

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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He Who made the earth His home,
Infant holy, 'Alleluia!
Now ascends the azure dome;--
Praise Him, 'Alleluia!

Long on rugged ways He trod,
Footsore, weary, 'Alleluia!
Calling wanderers back to God;--
Praise Him, 'Alleluia!

Gone from earth, His wanderings o'er,
Toil is ended, 'Alleluia!
See Him upward, heavenward soar;--
Praise Him, 'Alleluia!

He Who bare the Cross in woe,
Faint, and falling, 'Alleluia!
Seeks the path where sunbeams go;--
Praise Him, 'Alleluia!

On the awful cross He hung,
Faint, and bleeding, 'Alleluia!
Death and hell their arrows flung;--
Praise Him, 'Alleluia!

'Alleluia! all is past,--
Death and dying, 'Alleluia!
Life immortal's won at last;--
Praise Him, 'Alleluia!

'Alleluia! all is ended,
All He came for, 'Alleluia!
And our Victor hath ascended;--
Praise Him, 'Alleluia!

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 Who made the earth His home
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English