Thy presence and thy glories, Lord

Thy presence and thy glories, Lord

Author: Samuel Medley
Published in 3 hymnals

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THY presence and thy glories, Lord,
Fill all the realms of space;
O come, and at thy people’s prayer
Now consecrate this place.

2 Sacred to thine eternal name,
Behold, these walls we raise;
Let heralds here thy truth proclaim
And saints show forth thy praise.

3 Eternal Spirit, heavenly dove!
Thou author of all grace,
Come and reveal a Saviour’s love
To many in this place.

4 May thousands in the realms of day,
Who shall with Jesus reign,
Point here, and each rejoicing say:
There I was born again.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #946

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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Author: Samuel Medley

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #946

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