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O thou, in whom alone is found

Representative Text

1 O God, in whom alone is found
The strength by which all toil is blest,
Upon this consecrated ground
Now bid thy cloud of glory rest.

2 In thy great name we place this stone;
To thy great truth these walls we rear;
Long may they make thy glory known,
And long our Saviour triumph here.

3 And while thy sons, from earth apart,
Here seek the truth from Heaven that sprung,
Fill with thy Spirit every heart,
With living fire touch every tongue.

4 Lord, grant our souls thy peace and love;
Let sin and error pass away,
Till truth’s full influence from above
Rejoice the earth with cloudless day.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #942

Author: Henry Ware

Henry Ware was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1793. His father was a Unitarian minister; afterwards a Professor in Harvard College. Young Ware graduated at Harvard, studied theology, and became minister of the Second Unitarian Society, in Boston, in 1817. After a ministry of twelve years, he made a foreign tour, and on his return was elected "Parkman Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and Pastoral Theology" in Harvard College. In this position he obtained eminence. He died in September, 1843. His collected works in four volumes, were edited after his death, by the Rev. Chandler Robbins. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O thou, in whom alone is found
Author: Henry Ware

Tune

HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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WARRINGTON

WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has b…

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #942

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