O thou whom neither time nor space

O thou whom neither time nor space

Author: Reginald Heber
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Oh Thou, whom neither time nor space
Can circle in, unseen, unknown,
Nor faith in boldest flight can trace,
Save through Thy Spirit and Thy Son!

2 And Thou that from Thy bright abode,
To us in mortal weakness shown,
Didst graft the manhood into God,
Eternal, co-eternal Son!

3 And Thou, whose unction from on high
By comfort, light, and love is known!
Who, with the Parent Deity,
Dread Spirit, art for ever one!

4 Great First and Last, Thy blessing give!
And grant us faith, Thy gift alone,
To love and praise Thee while we live,
And do whate’er Thou wouldst have done!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10901

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou whom neither time nor space
Author: Reginald Heber
Copyright: Public Domain


O Thou Whom neither time nor space. Bishop R. Heber. [5th S. in Lent.] This hymn, based upon the Gospel for the 5th Sunday in Lent, was published in Heber's posthumous Hymns, &c, 1827, p. 57, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It has passed into several hymn-books, including those for the Harrow and Rugby Schools, the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #10901
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