Our pilgrim brethren dwelling far

Our pilgrim brethren dwelling far

Author: Sarah White Livermore
Tune: MANOAH (Greatorex)
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Our pilgrim brethren dwelling far,
O God of truth and love,
Light Thou their path with Thine own star,
Bright beaming from above.

2 Wide as their mighty rivers flow,
Let Thine own truth extend;
Where prairies spread and forests grow,
O Lord, Thy Gospel send.

3 Then will a mighty nation own
A union firm and strong;
The scepter of th’eternal throne
Shall rule its councils long.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7880

Author: Sarah White Livermore

Livermore, Sarah White, aunt of A. A. Livermore (q.v.), was born at Wilton, New Hampshire, July 20, 1789; and died there July 3, 1874, having spent most of her life as a Teacher. Two hymns were contributed by her to the Cheshire P. A.'s Christian Hymns, 1844:— (1) Glory to God, and peace on earth, Christmas. (2) Our pilgrim brethren, dwelling far. Missions. She wrote many others, of which two are given in Putnam's Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith, 1875. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our pilgrim brethren dwelling far
Author: Sarah White Livermore
Copyright: Public Domain


MANOAH (Greatorex)

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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The Cyber Hymnal #7880
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The Cyber Hymnal #7880

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