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'Tis not this fleshly robe alone

'Tis not this fleshly robe alone

Author: Thomas H. Gill
Tune: REDHEAD No. 66
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 'Tis not this fleshly robe alone
Shall link us, Lord, to Thee;
Not always in the tear and groan
Shall the dear kindred be.

2 Thou to our woe who down didst come,
Who one with us wouldst be,
Wilt lift us to Thy heavenly home,
Wilt make us one with Thee.

3 Our earthly garments thou hast worn,
And we Thy robes shall wear;
Our mortal burdens Thou hast borne,
And we Thy bliss may bear!

4 O mighty grace, our life to live,
To make our earth divine;
O mighty grace, Thy heaven to give,
And lift our life to Thine!

5 O strange the gifts, and marvellous,
By Thee received and given:
Thou tookest woe and death from us,
And we receive Thy heaven!

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #234

Author: Thomas H. Gill

Gill, Thomas Hornblower, was born at Bristol Road, Birmingham, Feb. 10th, 1819. His parents belonged to English Presbyterian families which, like many others, had become Unitarian in their doctrine. He was educated at King Edward's Grammar School under Dr. Jeune, afterwards Bishop of Peterborough. He left the school in 1838, and would have proceeded to the University of Oxford, but was prevented by his hereditary Unitarianism (long since given up), which forbade subscription to the Articles of the Church of England then necessary for entrance to the University. This constrained him to lead the life of an isolated student, in which he gave himself chiefly to historical and theological subjects. Hence his life has been singularly devoid of ou… Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Tis not this fleshly robe alone
Author: Thomas H. Gill
Copyright: Public Domain



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Church Book #234

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Church Book #234

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d756

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #666

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Hymns of the Church Universal #98

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