O Thou, whose glory shone like fire

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1 O Thou whose glory shone like fire,
Within the ancient Temple walls,
Grant us our heart's sincere desire:
Thy presence in these sacred halls.

2 O Thou who, homeless, wandered wide,
Through far Judea's favored land,
Make this a home for men, and guide
The steps of all with Thy strong hand.

3 O Thou who, sorrowing in the night,
Longed for the love of human friend,
Make here a spring of friendship bright
With Thy rich love that knows no end.

4 O Thou whose life and words were one,
Strong, manly, holy, and divine,
Here may our fellow men be shown
How all may live a life like Thine.


Source: The Hymnal #477

Author: George A. Warburton

Warburton, George Augustus, b. in 1859, is the author of the dedication hymn of a place of worship. “O Thou Whose glory shone like fire," in Stryker's College Hymnal, 1904. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Thou, whose glory shone like fire
Author: George A. Warburton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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FESTUS is an abridgement of a tune published in Johann A. Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704)* as a setting for "O du Hüter Israel." The shortened tune was first published in the Bristol Tune Book (1863). The tune title presumably honors Festus, the Roman procurator of Judea (A…

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