Lord from far severed climes we come

Lord from far severed climes we come

Author: John Hay
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 Lord, from far severed climes we come
To meet at last in Thee, our home.
Thou who hast been our guide and guard,
Be still our hope, our rich reward.

2 Defend us, Lord, from every ill;
Strengthen our hearts to do Thy will;
In all we plan, and all we do,
Still keep us to Thy service true.

3 O let us hear th’inspiring word
Which they of old at Horeb heard.
Breathe to our hearts the high command:
"Go onward and possess the land."

4 Thou who art light, shine on each soul!
Thou who art truth, each mind control!
Open our eyes and make us see
The path which leads to Heav’n and Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4481

Author: John Hay

Hay, John, diplomat and author, born at Salem, Ind., Oct. 8, 1838; graduated at Brown University 1858; admitted to the 111. Bar; was private secretary to Pres. Lincoln; served in the Civil War; member of the Legation at Paris, Madrid, and Vienna, and Ambassador at the Court of St. James. In 1879-81 he was First Assistant Sec. of State, and from 1898 Sec. of State in the Cabinets of Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, to his death July 1, 1905. His publications included Castilian Days, 1871; and, with J. G. Nicolay, Abraham Lincoln: A History, 10 vols., 1887, &c. In 1871 he also published Pike County Ballads, and in 1890 Poems. Of his poems the following are in common use as hymns:— 1. From Sinai's cloud of darkness. [Law and the Gosp… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord from far severed climes we come
Author: John Hay

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CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR


FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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