If, while the Jewish ages

If, while the Jewish ages

Author: T. H. Stockton
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 If, while the Jewish ages
Still added to the word,
Kings, prophets, priests, and sages
Looked vainly for the Lord;
How blest are we who know him
So early in our youth;
How gladly should we show him
Our love in deed and truth!

2 If, when he came from glory,
The angels flew to sing
Redemption's opening story--
The birthday of the King:
Well may we lift our voices,
Rememb'ring how he died,
While every heart rejoices
To praise the Crucified.

3 So all who ever sought him
Have had their sins forgiven;
And even children brought him
Are welcomed home to heaven:
Look, look we all above us,
And lift our hymn on high,
For he who doth so love us
Is smiling from the sky.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #861

Author: T. H. Stockton

Stockton, Thomas Hewlings, D.D. (Mount Holly, New Jersey, June 4, 1808--October 9, 1868, Philadelphia). The son of William S., founder and editor of The Wesleyan Repository, 1821, and Elizabeth S. (Hewlings) Stockton. Largely educated in private schools, after studying medicine for a time and spending some five years following literary pursuits, he was admitted to the Maryland Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church. A voluminous writer, he became one of the most eloquent preachers of the nineteenth century in America. When but twenty-five years of age he was elected chaplain of the House of Representatives, Congress of the United States, serving in that capacity the sessions of 1835-1836, 1859-1860, 1861-1862, and in 1862 was… Go to person page >

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