Holiest, holiest, hearken in love

Holiest, holiest, hearken in love

Author: Thomas Davis
Tune: [Holiest, holiest]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Holiest, Holiest,
Hearken in love:
Fit me to rise to Thee,
See Thee above–
And from that Eden fair,
Lit with Thy Presence there,
Never, never, never remove.

2. Holiest, Holiest,
Thou art my stay,
Guide of my pilgrimage,
Light of my way;
Let the glad faith I know
Stronger and stronger grow,
Never, never, never decay.

3. Holiest, Holiest,
Morning and eve
Keep me, nor suffer me
Thy love to grieve;
Thou art my Helper, who
Them that are meek and true,
Never, never, never wilt leave.

4. Holiest, Holiest,
Ever be nigh,
Felt by my spirit, tho’
Hid from mine eye;
And Thy glad comfort give
Till in my home I leave,
Never, never, never to die.

Author: Thomas Davis

Davis, Thomas, M.A., son of Dr. H. F. Davis, Rector of All Saints, Worcester, and of Pendock, Worcestershire, was born Feb. 15, 1804. He was educated for the law, and practised as a solicitor for two years. He then entered Queen's College, Oxford, and graduated B.A. in 1833, and M.A. in 1837. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of All Saints, Worcester. In 1839 he was preferred as Incumbent of Roundhay, Leeds. Mr. Davis's works, in which his hymns appeared, are:— (1) Devotional Verse for a Month, 1855; (2) Songs for the Suffering, 1859; (3) The Family Hymnal, 1860; (4) Hymns, Old and New, for Church and Home, and for travel by Land or Sea; consisting of 223 selected, and 260 Original Hymns, Lond., Longmans, 1864; and (5) Annus Sanctus… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holiest, holiest, hearken in love
Author: Thomas Davis
Copyright: Public Domain


Holiest, Holiest, hearken in love. T. Davis. [Divine Presence desired.] Appeared in his Hymns Old and New, 1864, No. 155, in 4 stanzas of 5 lines; and again in his Annus Sanctus, 1877, where it is appointed for March 24. It is one of the most popular of the author's hymns, and is worthy of more extensive use than has yet been made of it.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

A Church of England Hymn Book #284

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Devotional Songs #135

Twenty-three New and Selected Songs #d7

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