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Lord, in heaven, thy dwelling place

Lord, in heaven, thy dwelling place

Author: John Bowring
Tune: BALTIMORE (33353)
Published in 25 hymnals

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Lord, in heaven, Thy dwelling-place,
Hear the praises of our race,
And, while hearing, let Thy grace
Dews of sweet forgiveness pour;
While we know, benignant King,
That the praises which we bring
Are a feeble offering,
Till Thy blessing makes it more.

More of truth, and more of might,
More of love, and more of light,
More of reason, and of right
From Thy pardoning grace be given!
This can make the humblest song
Sweet, acceptable, and strong,
As the strains the angels’ throng
Pour around the throne of heaven.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #54

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, in heaven, thy dwelling place
Author: John Bowring
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 25 of 25)
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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #54

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #54

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #37

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Church Harmonies #87

Grammar School Hymn Book #d149

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #36

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #67

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #29

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a29

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Hymnal Amore Dei #154

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #154

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a154

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #39

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #39

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Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #a35

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d365

Songs of the Unity #d115

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #219

The Gospel Hymnal #d350

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The Gospel Psalmist #7

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The School Hymn-Book #107

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Vestry Harmonies #98b

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #123

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