Lord, in this sacred hour

Lord, in this sacred hour

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch
Published in 35 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord, in this sacred hour
Within Thy courts we bend,
And bless Thy love, and own thy power,
Our Father and our Friend.

2 But Thou art not alone
In courts by mortals trod;
Nor only is the day thine own
When man draws near to God.

3 Thy temple is the arch
Of yon unmeasured sky:
Thy Sabbath, the stupendous march
Of thine eternity.

4 Lord, may that holier day
Dawn on Thy servants' sight:
And purer worship may we pay
In heaven's unclouded light.

Amen.


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #49

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

Bulfinch, Stephen Greenleaf, D.D. This Unitarian minister was born at Boston, June 18, 1809, and removed to Washington in 1818, his father being the architect of the Capitol. He graduated at Columbian College and the Cambridge Theological School. In 1831 lie was ordained at Charleston, S.C., as assistant to Dr. Gilman. Subsequently he was pastor at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Washington, 1838; Nashua, New Hampshire, 1845; Dorchester, Mass., 1852; and "East Cambridge, Mass., 1865. He died at the last place, Oct. 12, 1870. His works include:— (1) Contemplations of the Saviour; A Series of Extracts from the Gospel History, with Reflections and Original and Selected Hymns. Boston, Carter and Hendee, 1832. This has been reprinted in England. (… Go to person page >

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #40

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #49

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #88

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Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #88

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Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #22

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Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #233

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #71

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #33

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #33

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #86

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d153

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #391

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #559

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad637

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #41

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #41

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #41

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #41

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #41

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d299

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Songs of the Christian Life #21

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #69

The Christian Hymnist #d331

The Pean #d61

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d350

The Saints' Harp #d514

The Saints' Hymnal #d173

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #797

Union Hymnal, Songs and Prayers for Jewish Worship. 3rd ed. Revised and enlarged. #112

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