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Lord of hosts, divinely fair

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1 Lord of hosts, how lovely, fair,
E'en on earth thy temples are!
Here thy waiting people see
Much of heaven and much of thee.

2 From thy gracious presence flows
Bliss that softens all our woes,
While thy Spirit's holy fire
Warms our hearts with pure desire.

3 Here we supplicate thy throne;
Here thy pardoning grace is known;
Here we learn thy righteous ways,
Taste thy love, and sing thy praise.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #16

Author: Daniel Turner

Turner, Daniel, M.A., was born at Blackwater Park, near St. Albans, March 1, 1710. Having received a good classical education, he for some years kept a boarding-school at Hemel Hempstead, but in 1741 he became pastor of the Baptist church, Reading. Thence he removed, in 1748, to Abingdon, and continued pastor of the Baptist church there until his death on Sept. 5, 1798. He was much respected throughout his denomination, and was the friend and correspondent of Robert Robinson, Dr. Rippon, and other eminent men of that day. He probably received the honorary degree of M.A. from the Baptist College, Providence, Rhode Island. Turner was the author of works on Open Communion and Social Religion; also of Short Meditations on Select Portions of Scr… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord of hosts, divinely fair
Author: Daniel Turner
Copyright: Public Domain


Lord of hosts, how lovely fair [how bright, how fair] . D. Turner. [Public Worship.] First published in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1st ed., 1787, No. 342, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines and entitled, "The Excellency of Public Worship." From Rippon's Selection it has passed into several Non¬conformist collections, sometimes in its original form, and also as, "Lord of hosts, how bright, how fair,” as in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858 and 1880.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


HENDON (Malan)

HENDON was composed by Henri A. Cesar Malan (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1787; d. Vandoeuvres, Switzerland, 1864) and included in a series of his own hymn texts and tunes that he began to publish in France in 1823, and which ultimately became his great hymnal Chants de Sion (1841). HENDON is thought to…

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d477

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d201

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #14

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d192

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #252

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms & Hymns. 2nd Baltimore ed. #aCCCXLII

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #342

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d381

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Baptist Hymn Book #a432

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d624

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Church Psalmody #H456

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Church Psalmody #456

Crescent Service Program No. 13 #d15

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Devotional hymns #S100

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Evangelical Hymns #53

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Gospel Praise Book. #95a

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Gospel Praise Book #95a

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #38

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Hymnal Amore Dei #156

Hymnal for Evangelical Sunday Schools #d45

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d424

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #156

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a156

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #983

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d666

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Jewels of Praise #173a

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #456

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d488

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #511

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Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCCXLII

Supplement to Watts #d250

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The Baptist Hymn Book #71

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The Baptist Hymn Book #432

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The Baptist Praise Book #53

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1148

The National Baptist Hymn Book #d327

The National Baptist Hymn Book #ad327

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The National Baptist Hymnal #71

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d178

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #81

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #81

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1060

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d329

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #16

The Southern Psalmist #d481

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d504

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