Thou, Savior, from thy throne on high

Thou, Savior, from thy throne on high

Author: Ray Palmer
Tune: BERA (Gould)
Published in 22 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thou, Saviour, from thy throne on high
Enrobed in light and girt with power,
Dost note the thought, the prayer, the sign,
Of hearts that love the tranquil hour.

2 Oft thou thyself didst steal away
At eventide, from labor done,
In some still, peaceful shade to pray
Till morning watches were begun.

3 Thou hast not, dearest Lord, forgot
Thy wrestling on Judea's hills;
And still thou lovest the quiet spot
Where praise the lowly spirit fills.

4 Now to our souls, withdrawn awhile
From earth's rude noise, thy face reveal;
And, as we worship, kindly smile,
And for thine own our spirits seal.

5 To thee we bring each grief and care,
To thee we fly while tempests lower;
Thou wilt the weary burdens bear
Of hearts that love the tranquil hour.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #735

Author: Ray Palmer

Ray Palmer (b. Little Compton, RI, 1808; d. Newark, NJ, 1887) is often considered to be one of America's best nineteenth-century hymn writers. After completing grammar school he worked in a Boston dry goods store, but a religious awakening prodded him to study for the ministry. He attended Yale College (supporting himself by teaching) and was ordained in 1835. A pastor in Congregational churches in Bath, Maine (1835-1850), and Albany, New York (1850-1865), he also served as secretary of the American Congregational Union (1865-1878). Palmer was a popular preacher and author, writing original poetry as well as translating hymns. He published several volumes of poetry and hymns, including Sabbath Hymn Book (1858), Hymns and Sacred Pieces (1865… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou, Savior, from thy throne on high
Author: Ray Palmer

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Instances

Instances (1 - 22 of 22)
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Church Harmonies #558

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #795

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #174

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #174

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #303

Songs for the Lord's House #d472

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1125

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b871

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Songs for the Sanctuary #871

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Songs for the Sanctuary #871

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Songs for the Sanctuary #871

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #871

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #871

The Book of Praise #d797

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The Christian Hymn Book #555

The Christian Hymnal #d696

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The Christian Hymnal #410

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The Christian hymnal #606

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The Christian Hymnal #286

The Christian Hymnist #d546

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The Voice of Praise #735

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