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Stand still, refulgent orb of day

Stand still, refulgent orb of day

Author: Edmund Butcher
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "Stand still, refulgent orb of day!"
The Jewish victor cries:
So shall, at last, an angel say,
And tear it from the skies.

2 A flame, intenser than the sun,
Shall melt his golden urn;
Time's empty glass no more shall run,
Nor human years return.

3 Then, with immortal splendor bright;
That glorious orb shall rise,
Which through eternity shall light
The new-created skies.

4 His moral triumphs then complete,
Jesus, our Lord, shall place
Before his heav'nly Father's seat
The heirs of life and grace.

5 Unceasing flows the mortal tide;
Unceasing let it flow:
If thou, O Lord, our guard and guide,
Wilt daily grace bestow.

6 Then, sun of nature! roll along
And bear our years away:
The sooner shall we join the song
Of everlasting day.


Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #415

Author: Edmund Butcher

Butcher, Edmund, born at Colchester, Essex, in 1757, and brought up as a linen-draper. After undergoing a preliminary training for the Unitarian Ministry, he was appointed to the charge of Leather Lane Chapel, Holborn, in 1789. From thence he removed to Sidbury Vale, Sidmouth, in 1798. Died April 14, 1822. Memoir in the Christian Moderator, 1827. His works include Picture of Sidmouth; Tour through various parts of England; Sermons, to which are added suitable Hymns, 1798; and the Substance of the Holy Scriptures Methodized, 1801. His hymns were given in the two latter works, in the Protestant Dissenters’ Magazine (of which he was some time editor); in Kippis's Collection, 1795; the Christian Guardian, 1802-1808; Aspland's Selection, 1810… Go to person page >

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First Line: Stand still, refulgent orb of day
Author: Edmund Butcher

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #668

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #415

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #480

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #480

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #480

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #480

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #480

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #480

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #597

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #304

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #304

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The Christian Psalmist #567

The Sacred Lyre #d259

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #208

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