O thou who art above all height

O thou who art above all height

Author: John Pierpont
Tune: ETERNAL REST
Published in 39 hymnals

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1 O thou, who art above all height!
Our God, our Father, and our Friend!
Beneath thy throne of love and light,
Let thine adoring children bend.

2 We join in praise, that here is set
A vine that by thy culture grew;
We join in pray'r, that thou wouldst wet
Its op'ning leaves with heav'nly dew.

3 Since thy young servant now hath giv'n
Himself, his pow'rs, his hopes, his youth,
to the great cause of truth and heav'n,
Be thou his guide, O God of truth!

4 And may his doctrines drop like rain,
His speech like Hermon's dew distill,
Till green fields smile, and golden grain,
Ripe for the harvest, wait thy will.

5 And when he sinks in heath,--by care,
Or pain, or toil, or years oppress'd--
O God! remember thou our pray'r,
And take his spirit to thy rest.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #342

Author: John Pierpont

Pierpont, John, son of James Pierpont, of Litchfield, Connecticut, was born at Litchfield, April 6, 1785, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1804. After fulfilling engagements as a Tutor in New Haven, and in Charlestown, South Carolina, he was admitted to the Bar in 1812. Shortly after he retired and went into business, only to leave it also, and to pass on to Harvard College as a student in theology. In 1819 he succeeded Dr. Holley as the pastor of the Unitarian congregation in Hollis Street, Boston. At length his zeal against intemperance and slavery caused him to resign his charge in 1840 (see Lothrop's Proceedings of an Eccl. Council in the case of the Hollis Street Meeting and the Rev. J. Pierpont). At this date he pub… Go to person page >

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Author: John Pierpont

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #342

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #535

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #535

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #535

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #535

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #535

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #535

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCCXX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #644

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #522

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d267

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d266

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #802

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #707

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #707

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Hymns for Public Worship #549

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #352

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #352

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #610

Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d150

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d499

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #28

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d634

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The Gospel Psalmist #734

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The Harp #775

The Saints' Harp #d637

Universalist Hymn Book #d391

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