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Thy servants in the temple watched

Thy servants in the temple watched

Author: Harriet Auber
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

Thy servants in the temple watched
The dawning of the day,
Impatient with its earliest beams
Their holy vows to pay;
And chosen saints far off beheld
That great and glorious morn,
When the glad day-spring from on high
Auspiciously should dawn.

On us the Sun of Righteousness
Its brightest beams hath poured;
With grateful hearts and holy zeal,
Lord, be Thy love adored;
And let us look with joyful hope
To that more glorious day,
Before whose brightness sin and death,
And grief, shall flee away.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #589

Author: Harriet Auber

Auber, Harriet, daughter of Mr. James Auber, b. in London, Oct. 4, 1773. During the greater part of her quiet and secluded life she resided at Broxbourne and Hoddesdon, Herts, and died at the latter place on the 20th Jan., 1862. Miss Auber wrote devotional and other poetry, but only a portion of the former was published in her Spirit of the Psalms, in 1829. This collection is mainly her work, and from it some useful versions of the Psalms have been taken and included in modern hymn-books, about 20 appearing in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. Miss Auber's name is widely known, but it is principally through her exquisite lyric, "Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed," and the Epiphany hymn, "Bright was the guiding star that led." (For criti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thy servants in the temple watched
Author: Harriet Auber
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #589

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #589

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #133

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Hymns of the Church Universal #65

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Hymns of the Spirit #714

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d257

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