1 Lord, you have been our dwelling-place
in every generation;
your people have received your grace,
and blessed your consolation;
through every age you heard our cry;
through every age we found you nigh,
our strength and our salvation.
2 Persisting sins we long have wept,
your patience long have tested;
but steadfast faith in you we kept,
still to your name devoted:
for you have kept and loved us well,
and granted us in you to dwell,
from your love never parted.
3 Lord, nothing from your arms so sure
shall your own people sever;
our helper ever will endure,
God's love will fail us never.
Your people, Lord, have dwelt in you;
and you remain our dwelling true
for ever and for ever.
Gill, Thomas Hornblower, was born at Bristol Road, Birmingham, Feb. 10th, 1819. His parents belonged to English Presbyterian families which, like many others, had become Unitarian in their doctrine. He was educated at King Edward's Grammar School under Dr. Jeune, afterwards Bishop of Peterborough. He left the school in 1838, and would have proceeded to the University of Oxford, but was prevented by his hereditary Unitarianism (long since given up), which forbade subscription to the Articles of the Church of England then necessary for entrance to the University. This constrained him to lead the life of an isolated student, in which he gave himself chiefly to historical and theological subjects. Hence his life has been singularly devoid of ou… Go to person page >
Display Title: Lord, you have been our dwelling-placeFirst Line: Lord, you have been our dwelling-placeTune Title: LUTHERAuthor: Thomas Hornblower Gill, 1819-1906Meter: 87.87.887Scripture: Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 46; Psalm 84; Psalm 90:1-6; Romans 8:31-39; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Ephesians 2:18-22; Hebrews 13:5-6; 1 Peter 2:1-8; 1 Peter 2:9-10Date: 1999Subject: Adversity | ; Ancestors | ; Anniversary of a Church | ; Communion of Saints | ; Consolation | ; Faith | ; Faithfulness of God | ; God's Love to Us | ; Guidance | ; Penitence | ; People of God | ; Pilgrimage | ; Protection | ; Providence | ; Trust in God |