O Thou that sittest in heaven, and seest

O Thou that sittest in heaven, and seest

Author: John Quarles
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: John Quarles

Quarles, John, son of Francis Quarles, was born in Essex in 1624, and was educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He bore arms within the garrison at Oxford on behalf of Charles I. and subsequently (it is said) he was raised to the rank of captain in the King's service. On the downfall of the King, Quarles retired to London, and devoted himself to literature for a livelihood. He died there during the great Plague, 1665. He published several works including (1) Jeremiah's Lamentations Paraphrased, with Divine Meditations, 1648; and (2) Divine Meditations upon Several Subjects whereunto is annexed God's Love to Man’s Unworthiness, with several Divine Ejaculations. London, 1655 (Wood's Athenae Oxon.). From the Ejaculation, Mr. Darling adapted… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Thou that sittest in heaven, and seest
Author: John Quarles

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A Church of England Hymn Book #650

Songs of the Unity #d152

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