O thou who art above all height

O thou who art above all height

Author: John Pierpont
Published in 41 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 [sic. 1845] (see Lothrop's Proceedings of an Eccl. Council in the case of the Hollis Street Meeting and the Rev. J. Pierpont). At this… Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou who art above all height
Author: John Pierpont
Copyright: Public Domain



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