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Not only when ascends the song

Not only when ascends the song

Author: Thomas H. Gill
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. Not only when ascends the song,
And soundeth sweet the word;
Not only ’midst the Sabbath throng
Our souls would seek the Lord.

2. We mingle with another throng,
And other words we speak;
To other business we belong,
But still our Lord we seek.

3. We would not to our daily task
Without our God repair;
But in the world Thy presence ask,
And seek Thy glory there.

4. Would we against some wrong be bold,
And break some yoke abhorred?
Amidst the strife and stir behold
The seekers of the Lord!

5. When on Thy glorious works we gaze,
There Thee we fain would see;
Our gladness in their beauty raise,
Our God, in joy to Thee!

6. O everywhere, O every day,
Thy grace is still outpoured;
We work, we watch, we strive, we pray;
Behold Thy seekers, Lord!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4610

Author: Thomas H. Gill

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 >

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Author: Thomas H. Gill



The Cyber Hymnal #4610
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