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Hear Us, O Lord

Hear us, O Lord, from heaven Thy dwelling place

Author: W. H. Gill (1896)
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Hear us, O Lord, from heaven Thy dwelling-place:
Like them of old, in vain we toil all night,
Unless with us Thou go, who art the Light;
Come then, O Lord, that we may see Thy face.

2 Thou, Lord, dost rule the raging of the sea,
When loud the storm and furious is the gale:
Strong is Thine arm; our little barques are frail:
Send us Thy help; remember Galilee.

3 Our wives and children we commend to Thee:
For them we plough the land and plough the deep;
For them by day the golden corn we reap,
By night the silver harvest of the sea.

4 We thank Thee, Lord, for sunshine, dew, and rain,
Broadcast from heaven by Thine almighty hand
Source of all life, unnumbered as the sand
Bird, beast, and fish, herb, fruit, and golden grain.

5 O Bread of Life, Thou in Thy Word hast said,
Who feeds in faith on Me shall never die!
In mercy hear Thy hungry children's cry,
Father, give us this day our daily bread!

6 Sow in our hearts the seeds of Thy dear love,
That we may reap contentment, joy, and peace;
And when at last our earthly labours cease,
Grant us to join Thy harvest home above.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #466

Author: W. H. Gill

Gill, William Henry, son of Joseph Gill, of the Isle of Man, b. at Marsala, Sicily, Oct. 24, 1839; educated at King William's College, Isle of Man; entered the Seals Office, G.P.O., London, 1858, and retired 1898. A painter in water colours, and student of Manx national music. In combination with his brother, Deemster Gill and Dr. Clague, published in 1805 a volume of Manx National Songs. He has also composed several popular Anthems and Solos. Two of his hymns have attained to some reputation:— 1. Hear us, 0 Lord, from Heaven, Thy dwelling place. [Harvest of the Sea.] Mr. Gill's manuscript history of the origin and building up of this hymn is more than usually interesting, as supplied to us in 1905. This hymn "was directly… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear us, O Lord, from heaven Thy dwelling place
Title: Hear Us, O Lord
Author: W. H. Gill (1896)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymns and Psalms #346

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The Cyber Hymnal #2243

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