Lest the great glory from on high

Lest the great glory from on high

Author: Alice Cary
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Lest the great glory from on high
Should make our senses swim,
Our blessed Lord hath spread the sky
Between ourselves and him.

2 He made the Sabbath shine before
The workdays and the care,
And set about its golden door
The messengers of prayer.

3 He nearest comes when most his face
Is wrapped in clouds of gloom;
The firmest pillars of his grace
Are planted in the tomb.

4 Oh, shall we not the power of sin
And vanity withstand,
When thus our Father holds us in
The hollow of his hand?

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #122

Author: Alice Cary

Alice Cary (1820-1871) was born and raised in Mount Healthy in Hamilton County, Ohio. Her family had come from Lyme, New Hampshire when her grandfather was given land in return for his service in the Continental Army. She had been nationally recognized as an interpreter of pioneer traditions. Her short story collections depict Mount Healthy as it was transformed from an isolated rural village to a Cincinnati suburb. She and her sister Phoebe wrote for local religious periodicals before Alice moved to New York City. John Greenleaf Whitier praised Alice's stories as "simple, natural, truthful [with] a keen sense of humor and pathos of the comedy and tragedy of life in the country." Her hymn "Along the mountain track of life" was published i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lest the great glory from on high
Author: Alice Cary
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