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Now gird your patient loins again

Now gird your patient loins again

Author: William Croswell
Published in 14 hymnals

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Now gird your patient loins again,
Your wasting torches trim!
The chief of all the sons of men,
Shall we not welcome him?
Fill all his courts with sacred songs,
And from the temple wall
Wave garlands o’er the joyful throngs
That crowd his festival!

And still more freshly in the mind
Store up the hopes sublime
Which then were born for all mankind,
So blessed was the time;
And, underneath these hallowed eaves,
A Saviour will be born
In every heart that him receives,
On his triumphal morn.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #451

Author: William Croswell

Crosswell, William, D.D., was born at Hudson, N.Y., Nov. 7, 1804; graduated at Yale College, 1822; entered for a time upon law studies, but eventually he entered Hartford College as a Theological Student, and then took Holy Orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1829. In 1829 he became Rector of Christ Church, Boston; in 1840, of St. Peter's, Auburn, New York; and in 1844, of the Church of the Advent, Boston. Died suddenly at Boston, Nov. 9, 1851. Whilst at Hartford he assisted, during 1827-28, in editing The Watchman, and contributed to it many of his poetical pieces. His Memoir was written by his father, the Rev. Dr. Crosswell, of New Haven; and his Poems, collected by his father, were edited, with a short Memoir, by Dr. (now Bis… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now gird your patient loins again
Author: William Croswell



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #451Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #451Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns #54Page Scan
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The Gospel Psalmist #166Page Scan
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