Say, who is she, that looks abroad

Say, who is she, that looks abroad

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 39 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Say, who is she, that looks abroad
Like the sweet-blushing dawn,
When with her living lights she paints
The dew-drops of the lawn:

2 Fair as the moon, when in the skies
Serene her throne she guides,
And o'er the twinkling stars supreme
In full orb'd glory rides.

3 Clear as the sun, when from the east
Without a cloud he springs,
And scatters boundless light and heat,
From his resplendent wings.

4 Tremendous as an host that moves
Majestically flow,
With banners wide-disply'd, all arm'd,
All ardent for the ofe!

5 This is the church by heaven array'd
With strength and grace divine,
Thus shall she strike her foes with dread,
And thus her glories shine.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CDIII

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Say, who is she, that looks abroad
Author: Thomas Gibbons
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d182

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A Selection of Hymns #CDIII

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