O Word of God above

O Word of God above

Author: Charles Guiet; Translator: Isaac Williams
Tune: DEDICATION (Gilding)
Published in 13 hymnals

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1. O Word of God above,
Who fillest all in all,
Hallow this house with Thy sure love,
And bless our festival.

2. Here from the font is poured
Grace on each sinful child;
The blest anointing of the Lord
Brightens the once defiled.

3. Here Christ to faithful hearts
His body gives for food;
The Lamb of God Himself imparts
The chalice of His blood.

4. Here guilty souls that pine
May health and pardon win;
The Judge acquits, and grace divine
Restores the dead in sin.

5. Yea, God enthroned on high
Here also dwells to bless;
Here trains adoring souls that sigh
His mansions to possess.

6. Against this holy home
Rude tempests harmless beat,
And Satan’s angels fiercely come
But to endure defeat.

7. All might, all praise be Thine,
Father, co-equal Son,
And Spirit, Bond of love divine,
Where endless ages run.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5522

Author: Charles Guiet

Guiet, Charles, a Jesuit, born at Tours in 1601. Taught classical literature and moral theology. He was also a preacher and experienced in the ceremonial of the Church. He wrote a work on the order of reciting the divine offices and died at Tours, March 30, 1664. J√∂cher Gelehrten-Lexikon. Miller places his death about 1684. Some of his hymns were given in the Paris Breviary, 1736. [George Arthur Crawford, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology  Go to person page >

Translator: Isaac Williams

Isaac Williams was born in London, in 1802. His father was a barrister. The son studied at Trinity College, Oxford, where he gained the prize for Latin verse. He graduated B.A. 1826, M.A. 1831, and B.D. 1839. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, and Priest in 1831. His clerical appointments were Windrush (1829), S. Mary the Virgin's, Oxford (1832), and Bisley (1842-1845). He was Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, from 1832 to 1842. During the last twenty years of his life his health was so poor as to permit but occasional ministerial services. He died in 1865. He was the author of some prose writings, amongst which are Nos. 80, 86 and 87 of the "Oxford Tracts." His commentaries are favourably known. He also published quite a large num… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Word of God above
Author: Charles Guiet
Translator: Isaac Williams
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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