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O thou who art of all that is

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1 O Thou who art of all that is
Beginning and the end,
We follow thee thro' unknown paths,
Since all to thee must tend;
Thy judgments are a mighty deep,
Beyond all fathom line;
Our wisdom is the child-like heart;
Our strength, to trust in thine.

2 We bless thee for the skies above,
And for the earth beneath;
For hopes that blossom here below,
And wither not with death;
But most ye bless thee for thyself,
O heavenly Light within,
Whose dayspring in our hearts, dispels
The darkness of our sin.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #357

Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer

Hosmer, Frederick Lucian, B.A., was born at Framingham, Mass., in 1840, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated B.A. in 1869. Entering the Unitarian Ministry in 1872 he has held charges in Quincy, Ill., 1872-77; Cleveland, Ohio, 1878-92; St. Louis, 1894-99; and since 1899, at Berkeley, Cal. His Way of Life, 1877, was a compilation of Prayers and Responsive Services for Sunday Schools. Of Unity Hymns and Carols, 1880, he was joint editor with W. C. Gannett and J. V. Blake. His hymns were published jointly by him and W. C. Gannett (q.v.), as The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems (Boston: Little, Brown & Co.), 1st Series, 1885; 2nd Series, 1894. Of his 56 hymns in this work the following have come into common use, for the most part during… Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou who art of all that is
Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer
Copyright: Public Domain




ST. MATTHEW was published in the Supplement to the New Version of Psalms by Dr. Brady and Mr. Tate (1708), where it was set to Psalm 33 and noted as a new tune. The editor of the Supplement, William Croft (PHH 149), may be the composer of ST. MATTHEW. One of the longer British psalm tunes, it has a…

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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Christ in Song #d427

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Christ in Song #357

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Hymnal Amore Dei #113

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #114

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a114

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Hymns of the Church Universal #49

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #270

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Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #84

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d229

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Services for Congregational Worship #293

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d336

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d331

Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d216

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