In exile here we wander

In exile here we wander

Author: William Cooke
Published in 18 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In exile here we wander:
In heaven is our abode,--
The city of the angels,
The city of our God.
And here we toil, and strive, and fight,
With sin and woe oprest;
There God will give the sons of light
Eternal joy and rest.

2 Through many sore temptations,
By many sorrows torn,
We strive to win the glory;
Our many falls we mourn.
But faith holds out the vision bright
Of our eternal home;
And hope assures the realms of light,
When we have overcome.

3 Jesu, our joy and gladness,
To Thee for aid we flee:
Give tears of true contrition;
Our souls from guilt set free:
And we shall rise in that great day,
In bodies like to Thine,
And with Thy saints, in bright array,
Shall in Thy glory shine.

4 There we, as children dwelling,
Who here as exiles groan,
God's praises shall be telling
Before His glorious throne:
There in our endless home shall rest,
From strife and sorrow free,
And join the anthem of the blest,
Forever, Lord, to Thee.

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: William Cooke

Cooke, William, M.A., was born at Pendlebury, near Manchester, in 1821, and was educated in private schools. In 1839 he went up to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and took his B.A. degree in 1843, and his M.A. in 1847. Ordained Deacon in 1844, and Priest in 1845, by the Bishop [Blomfield] of London, and having served the Assistant Curacies of Hillingdon, near Uxbridge, and of Myholt and Brantham in Suffolk, he was presented, in 1848, to the Incumbency of St. John's, Charlotte Street, London; in 1850, to the Vicarage of St. Stephen's, Shepherd's Bush; and in 1856, to the Vicarage of Gazeley, Suffolk. In 1850, he was a Select Preacher to the University of Cambridge; and from 1849 to 1857, Examining Chaplain to the Bishop [Graham] of Chester, by whom… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In exile here we wander
Author: William Cooke
Meter: 7.6.7.6.8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

In exile here we wander. W. Cooke. [Septuagesima.] This hymn, published in the Hymnary, 1872, under the signature "A. C. C." was suggested to Canon Cooke by P. Gerhardt's "Ich bin ein Gast auf Erden" (q. v.), but it is not a translation of that hymn. It was written for the Hymnary. The alteration in Thring's Collection, 1882, of stanza iii., lines 4-8, to

"And we shall rise in that great day
In bodies like to Thine,
And with Thy saints, in bright array,
Shall in Thy glory shine."

is the author's authorized text.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

A Church of England Hymn Book #289

Book of Common Praise #d243

Church and University Hymns #d80

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Church Hymns #434

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #101a

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #101b

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In Excelsis #798

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In Excelsis #a798

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Songs of the Kingdom #205

The Book of Common Praise #d253

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The Bright Array #65

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The Church Hymnal #74

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The Church Hymnal #74

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The Hymnal #74

The Plymouth Hymnal #d219

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