How shall we praise thee, Lord of light

How shall we praise thee, Lord of light

Author: John Bowring
Published in 24 hymnals

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How shall we praise Thee, Lord of light!
How shall we all Thy love declare!
The earth is veiled in shades of night,
But heaven is open to our prayer,—
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That heaven, so bright with stars and suns,
That glorious heaven which has no bound,
Where the full tide of being runs,
And life and beauty glow around.

We would adore Thee, God sublime,
Whose power and wisdom, love and grace,
Are greater than the round of time,
And wider than the bounds of space.
Help us to praise Thee, Lord of light!
Help us Thy boundless love declare;
And, while we fill Thy courts to-night,
Aid us, and hearken to our prayer.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #25

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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Author: John Bowring

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #25

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #25

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #705

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #124

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #35

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #35

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #40

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #145

Grammar School Hymn Book #d116

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d281

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #136

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #87

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #99

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #37

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #37

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Hymns of the Spirit #63

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d278

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The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #67

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The Gospel Psalmist #120

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The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #49

The Tabernacle #d126

Universalist Hymn Book #d222

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