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Lo! What a Cloud of Witnesses

Representative Text

1 Lo! what a cloud of witnesses
Encompass us around!
Men once like us with suffering tried,
But now with glory crown'd.

2 Let us, with zeal like theirs inspired,
Strive in the Christian race;
And, freed, from every weight of sin,
Their holy footsteps trace.

3 Behold a Witness nobler still,
Who trod affliction's path--
Jesus, the Author, Finisher,
Rewarder of our faith.

4 He, for the joy before Him set,
And moved by pitying love,
Endured the Cross, despised the shame,
And now He reigns above.

5 Thither, forgetting things behind,
Press we to God's right hand;
There, with the Saviour and His saints,
Triumphantly to stand.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: John Logan

Logan, John, son of a farmer, born at Fala, Midlothian, 1748, and educated at Edinburgh University, in due course entering the ministry of the Church of Scotland and becoming the minister of South Leith in 1770. During the time he held this charge he delivered a course of lectures on philosophy and history with much success. While he was thus engaged, the chair of Universal History in the University became vacant; but as a candidate he was unsuccessful. A tragedy, entitled Runnamede, followed. He offered it to the manager of Covent Garden Theatre, but it was interdicted by the Lord Chamberlain "upon suspicion of having a seditious tendency." It was subsequently acted in Edinburgh. In 1775 he formed one of the Committee by whom the Translati… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lo! what a cloud of witnesses
Title: Lo! What a Cloud of Witnesses
Author: John Logan
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d48

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A Collection of Hymns #267

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A Selection of Hymns #192

Book of Common Praise #d311

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Church Choral-Book #200

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Church Hymns and Tunes #455

Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d287

Familiar Hymns with Music, New and Old, a Companion #d39

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Hymnal 1982 #545

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #183

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #808

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #218

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #167

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #218

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d61

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Hymnal #183

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Hymnal #183

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d82

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Hymns for Youth #148

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Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern #175

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Hymns of the Church #219

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Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #105

Immanuel Hymnal #d250

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #466

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H212

Sweet Spices, for the Sunday School #d20

The American Hymnal #d306

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The Baptist Standard Hymnal #413

The Book of Common Praise #d324

The Book of Praise for Church, School, and Home #d92

The Book of Praise for Sunday Schools #d92

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The Camp Meeting Hymn Book #80

The Church Hymn Book #d554

The Church Hymn Book #d296

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The Church Hymnal Revised #177

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #183

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The Church Hymnal #406

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The Church Hymnal #393a

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The Church Hymnal #393b

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The Church Hymnal #393a

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The Church Hymnal #393b

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #954

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #569

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The Hymnal #300

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The Hymnal #393

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The Hymnal #183

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H212

The Millennial Harp #d237

The Millennial Harp #d123

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d129

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d131

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Worship in the School Room #234

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