The Compass

Thou art, O God, my east, In thee I dawned

Author: Samuel Dowse Robbins
Published in 5 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Thou art, O God! my East. In Thee I dawned;
Within me ever let Thy day-spring shine;
Then, for each night of sorrow I have mourned,
I’ll bless Thee, Father, since it seals me Thine.

2 Thou art, O God! my North. My trembling soul,
Like a charmed needle, points to Thee alone;
Each wave of time, each storm of life, shall roll
My trusting spirit forward to Thy throne.

3 Thou art, O God! my South. Thy fervent love
Perennial verdure o’er my life hath shed;
And constant sunshine from Thy heart of love,
With wine and oil Thy grateful child hath fed.

4 Thou art, O God! my West. Into Thy arms,
Glad as the setting sun, may I decline;
Baptized from earthly stains and sin’s alarms,
Re-born, arise in Thy new heavens to shine.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12971

Author: Samuel Dowse Robbins

Robbins, Samuel Dowse, M.A., brother of Dr. Chandler Bobbins, was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, March 7, 1812, and was educated for the ministry at the Cambridge Divinity School. In 1833 he became Pastor of the Unitarian congregation in his native town, and subsequently held pastorates at Chelsea (1840), Farmingham (1859), and Wayland (1867), and retired from the last in 1873. Four of his hymns are given in the Boston Unitarian Hymn [and Tune] Book, 1868:— 1. Down towards the twilight drifting. Sunset. 2. Saviour, when Thy bread we break. Holy Communion. 3. Thou art, 0 God! my East, In Thee I dawned. God, All in All. 4. Thou art my morning, God of Light. Daily Hymn. 5. Thou art our Master, Thou of God the Son. Christ the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou art, O God, my east, In thee I dawned
Title: The Compass
Author: Samuel Dowse Robbins
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12971
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