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We Gather Here

Kind Shepherd, from Thy throne above

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Kind Shepherd, from Thy throne above]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Kind Shepherd, from Thy throne above
Where saints and angels bow,
O let Thine eye, in pitying love,
Behold Thy children now.

2 ‘Tis by Thy grace we gather here
To learn Thy holy word;
We worship Thee with filial fear
And magnify our Lord.

3 Directed by Thy Father hand,
May needful grace be giv’n,
That we at last as sons may stand
Around Thy throne in heav’n.

Source: Songs of Summerland #60

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Kind Shepherd, from Thy throne above
Title: We Gather Here
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Publication Date: 1943
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1943.


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Songs of Summerland #60

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