O God Of Glory!

O God of glory, when with eye uplifted

Author: Woodbury M. Fernald
Tune: COMFORT (Parker)
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O God of glory! when with eye uplifted,
Eye of the soul in visioned wonder clear;
And when by Thine eternal Spirit gifted,
What deep revealings
To the soul appear!

2 Nature recedes; and in th’expanse eternal,
Spreading and opening to my raptured sight,
I see the hosts of God, the heights supernal,
The Church triumphant
Crowned in Heav’n’s own light,

3 Ah! there are they who, once among the lowly,
Erst trod the paths of patient virtue here;
And there are they who, in Thy presence holy,
Trembled for sin,
But knew no other fear.

4 Prophets, reformers—they, who God revering,
Battled with hoary wrong and ancient might;
Behold them now in triumph reappearing
On all the hills of
God, in glory bright!

5 In deepening vision, flames a light before them:
See a long train of martyrs rise to view;
And lo! a central figure bending o’er them,
The dear Redeemer
Crowning them anew.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13351

Author: Woodbury M. Fernald

Fernald, Woodbury Melcher. (Portsmouth, New Hampshire, March 21, 1873--December 10, 1873, Boston, Massachusetts). He entered the Universalist ministry in 1835 and served churches of that denomination in Newburyport and Chicopee, Massachusetts, and elsewhere, for a few years. He then became a Unitarian, without entering the ministry of that denomination, and eventually joined the Swedenborgian Church of the New Jerusalem in Boston. He did some traveling on behalf of this body, as far west as Wisconsin, in intervals of employment at the Custom House and, later, at the Post Office in Boston. He was author of books and essays, most of them expositions of Swedenborgian doctrine, and of a small amount of occasional verse, published in the periodi… Go to person page >

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First Line: O God of glory, when with eye uplifted
Title: O God Of Glory!
Author: Woodbury M. Fernald
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13351
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