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O my God, I fear Thee, Thou art very high

O my God, I fear Thee, Thou art very high

Author: Henrietta O. Dobree
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. O my God, I fear Thee! Thou art very high,
Yet to us, Thy children, Thou art always nigh,
Far removed from mortal sight,
Dwelling in eternal light.

2. O my God, I fear Thee! Yet I come in prayer,
For my Savior tells me I need not despair;
Tells me of a Father’s love,
And a home prepared above.

3. Never earthly father Loveth like to Thee;
Thou dost guide and pardon Guilty ones like me;
Sending down Thy holy Son
That all sinners might be won.

4. O my God, I fear Thee! Holy, just, and true;
But, my heavenly Father, I will love Thee, too;
Guide me till this life be past,
Take me to Thyself at last.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5170

Author: Henrietta O. Dobree

E. 0. D. Under this signature the following hymns appeared in Mrs. Brock's Children's Hymn Book, 1881, some of which have passed into other collections:— 1. Again the morning shines so bright. Morning. 2. Lord, we come to ask Thy blessing. Temperance. 3. O my God, I fear Thee. The Fear of God. 4. Our solemn Lent has come again. Lent. 5. Safely, safely gathered in. Death and Burial. The signature of E. O. D. is that of Mrs. Henrietta Octavia De Lisle Dobree, b. 1831. Originally a member of the Church of England, she joined the Roman Communion some time ago. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: O my God, I fear Thee, Thou art very high
Author: Henrietta O. Dobree
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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