Sovereign of heaven, who didst prevail

Sovereign of heaven, who didst prevail

Author: Charles Stuart Calverley
Tune: ALMSGIVING
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Sovereign of Heav’n, who didst prevail
O’er death, and with Thy life-blood dye
The path by which we hope to scale
Yon starry sky.

2 Look down in mercy from Thy throne
At God’s right hand, O Lord, and see
Us who are lingering here alone,
Orphaned of Thee.

3 Hear us, O Christ, for we were born
Out of the travail of Thy soul;
When by the spear Thy side was torn
To make us whole.

4 Thy toils and anguish at an end,
Thou wearest now a glorious crown:
The hour is come; send, Savior, send
Thy Spirit down.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11994

Author: Charles Stuart Calverley

Calverley, Charles Stewart, M.A., son of the Rev. Henry Blayds, some time Vicar of South Stoke, near Bath (who took the name of Calverley in 1852), was born at Hartley, Worcestershire, Dec. 22, 1831. He entered Harrow in 1846, from whence he passed to Oxford, but coming under the censure of the authorities, he migrated to Cambridge in 1852, where, after gaining some of the best classical prizes of that University, he graduated first class in Classical honour?. In due course he was called to the Bar and followed the Northern circuit. He died at Folkestone, Feb. 17, 1884. He is known to hymnody through several translations from the Latin, which he made for the Hymnary in 1871, and were published therein in 1872. --John Julian, Dictionary o… Go to person page >

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Author: Charles Stuart Calverley

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The Cyber Hymnal #11994
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The Cyber Hymnal #11994

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