Lord of life, all praise excelling

Lord of life, all praise excelling

Author: C. C. Moore
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1. Lord of life, all praise excelling,
Thou, in glory unconfined,
Deignst to make Thy humble dwelling
With the poor of humble mind.

2. And Thy love, through all creation,
Beams like Thy diffusive light;
So the high and humble station
Both are equal in Thy sight.

3. Thus Thy care, for all providing,
Warmed Thy faithful prophet’s tongue;
Who, the lot of all deciding,
To Thy chosen Israel sung.

4. When Thy harvest yields Thee pleasure,
Thou the golden sheaf shall bind;
To the poor belongs the treasure
Of the scattered ears behind.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3949

Author: C. C. Moore

Moore, Clement Clarke, LL.D., son of Bp. B. Moore, was born in New York, July 15, 1779, and educated at Columbia College, In 1821 he became Professor of Biblical Learning in the General Theological Seminary, N. York; subsequently of Hebrew and Greek; and then of Oriental and Greek Literature. He died at Newport, Rhode Island, July 10, 1863. His Poems were published in 1844. One of his hymns, "Lord of life, all praise excelling" (Harvest), is widely known, both in its full form, and abbreviated as "When the harvest yields the pleasure." It first appeared as one of the thirty hymns added to the American Prayer Book Collection in 1808. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord of life, all praise excelling
Author: C. C. Moore
Refrain First Line: These thy God ordains to bless
Copyright: Public Domain



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