O Father, Take The New-Built Shrine

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1 O Father, take the new-built shrine;
The house our hands have reared is Thine;
Greet us with welcome when we come,
And make our Father’s house our home.

2 Blest with Thy Spirit while we stay,
May we Thy Spirit bear away,
That every heart a shrine may be,
And every home a home for Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8279

Author: Edward Everett Hale

Hale, Edward Everett, M.A., b. at Boston, 1822, and graduated at Harvard. From 1846 to 1856 he was pastor of an Unitarian Church at Worcester; and from 1856 he has had the charge of South Church, Boston. He has published several prose works of merit. His hymn, "O Father, take the new-built shrine" (Dedication of a Church), is dated 1858. It was published in Longfellow & Johnson's Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 223, in 2 stanzas of 4 lines; and was repeated in Martineau's Hymns of Praise & Prayer, Lon., 1873, No. 725. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology  Go to person page >

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First Line: O Father, take the new built shrine
Title: O Father, Take The New-Built Shrine
Author: Edward Everett Hale
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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