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1 Look up to heaven! th’industrious sun
Already half his course hath run;
He cannot halt nor go astray,
But our immortal spirits may.

2 Lord, since his rising in the east
If we have faltered or transgressed,
Guide, from Thy love’s abundant source,
What yet remains of this day’s course.

3 Help with Thy grace, through life’s short day,
Our upward and our downward way,
And glorify for us the west,
When we shall sink to final rest.

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom of God: with Tunes #360

Author: William Wordsworth

Wordsworth, William, the poet, the son of an attorney, was born at Cockermouth in 1770, and educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1791. Devoting himself to literature, and especially to poetry, he gradually rose into the front rank of English poets. His works include Lyrical Ballads, 1798; Poems; The Prelude; The Excursion, 1814, &c. All his poetical productions were collected and republished under his own supervision in 7 vols., in 1842. He died at Kydal Mount, near Grasmere, in 1850. Notwithstanding his rank and reputation as a poet, his pieces used as hymns are limited to the following extracts from his poems:— 1. Not seldom clad in radiant vest. Christ, the Unchangeable. This is No. v. of five "… Go to person page >

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First Line: Look up to heaven the industrious sun
Title: Noon
Author: William Wordsworth
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


TRURO (Williams)

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #364

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #360

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