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O Bow Thine Ear, Eternal One

O bow thine ear, Eternal One

Author: John Pierpont
Published in 90 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O bow thine ear, Eternal One!
On thee each heart adoring calls;
To thee the followers of thy Son
Have raised, and now devote, these walls.

2 Here let thy holy days be kept;
And be this place to worship given,
Like that bright spot where Jacob slept,
The house of God, the gate of heaven.

3 Here may thine honor dwell; and here
As incense, let thy children's prayer,
From contrite hearts and lips sincere,
Rise on the still and holy air.

4 Here be thy praise devoutly sung,
Here let thy truth beam forth to save
As when of old thy Spirit hung
On wings of light o'er Jordan's wave.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1132

Author: John Pierpont

Pierpont, John, son of James Pierpont, of Litchfield, Connecticut, was born at Litchfield, April 6, 1785, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1804. After fulfilling engagements as a Tutor in New Haven, and in Charlestown, South Carolina, he was admitted to the Bar in 1812. Shortly after he retired and went into business, only to leave it also, and to pass on to Harvard College as a student in theology. In 1819 he succeeded Dr. Holley as the pastor of the Unitarian congregation in Hollis Street, Boston. At length his zeal against intemperance and slavery caused him to resign his charge in 1840 [sic. 1845] (see Lothrop's Proceedings of an Eccl. Council in the case of the Hollis Street Meeting and the Rev. J. Pierpont). At this… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O bow thine ear, Eternal One
Title: O Bow Thine Ear, Eternal One
Author: John Pierpont
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

CANONBURY

Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…

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SAMSON (Handel)


UXBRIDGE (Mason)


Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8002
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #8002

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