It is a comely thing

It is a comely thing

Translator: John Brownlie
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It is a comely thing
To glorify and praise
Our God, the Everlasting Word,
And Lord of endless days.

The trembling cherubim
Before Him fold their wings,
And all the heavenly hosts adore
The mighty King of kings.

We would our offering give,—
O Christ, to Thee we pray,
For Thou didst break the bands of death
When dawned the glorious day.

To Thee, Thou Three in One,
Ascend our songs divine;
One power, one kingdom without end,
And one dominion Thine.

O Christ, the source of light,
With light my soul inspire;
Come, make my heart the bright abode
Of Thy celestial fire.

Hymns of the Greek Church, 1900

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: It is a comely thing
Greek Title: δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν αὐτῷ
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
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