Lord, in heaven, thy dwelling place

Lord, in heaven, thy dwelling place

Author: John Bowring
Tune: BALTIMORE (33353)
Published in 22 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 >

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

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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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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #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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Hymnal Amore Dei #154

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #154

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #39

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #39

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d365

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The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #219

The Gospel Hymnal #d350

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The Gospel Psalmist #7

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The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #107

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #123

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