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.

Amen.

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 >

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First Line: O thou whose glory shone like fire
Author: George A. Warburton

Tune

DUKE STREET

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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SOLOTHURN


CANONBURY

Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…

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