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O God, whom neither time nor space

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1. O God, whom neither time nor space
can limit, hold, or bind,
look down from heaven, thy dwelling place,
with love for humankind.

2. Another year its course has run;
thy loving care renew:
forgive the ill that we have done,
the good we failed to do.

3. In doubt or danger, all our days,
be near to guard us still;
let all our thoughts and all our ways
be governed by thy will.

4. O help us here on earth to live
from selfish passions free;
to us at last in mercy give
eternal life with thee.

Author: Horace Smith

Smith, Horace, B.A., s. of Kobert Smith, of Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, London, was b. Nov. 18, 1836, and educated at King's College, London, and Trin. Hall., Camb. (B.A. in honours, 1860). Called to the Bar in 1862, he has held several important appointments, and has been a Metropolitan Police Magistrate since 1888. He has published several vols. on legal subjects, and Poems, 1897, Pilate's Wife's Dream, 1860, Poems, 1889, Interludes (three series), 1892, 1894, 1899, and Hymns & Psalms, 1903. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Glory to God, all the heavens are telling. [Holy Trinity.] Appeared in his Poems, 1897, and Hymns and Psalms, 1903. In Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1904, with the omission of st. v., vi. 2.… Go to person page >

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First Line: O God, whom neither time nor space
Author: Horace Smith
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Other authors also
Publication Date: 1982
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1982.

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The Hymnal 1982 #251

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