To Thee my soul enraptured sings

To Thee my soul enraptured sings

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
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To Thee my soul enraptured sings,
O Thou, Immortal King of kings
Enthroned where glory shines;
The garland of the praises sweet,
That I would offer at Thy feet,
My grateful heart entwines.

More rare Thy beauty than the best
By highest heaven or earth possessed;
More radiant than the sun,
The glory shining from Thy face
That fills with light the holy place,
O Thou Immortal One!

Greater Thy might than lord of war,—
Thy vast dominions stretch afar
Beyond a kingly sway;
Thy hand upholds the earth and sea,
And heaven, and all that therein be,
Thy wise decrees obey.

But not by rule of power alone
Are subjects loyal to Thy throne,
Thy love their fealty wins,—
A love that, by its winning grace
Allured our fallen, guilty race
From their rebellious sins.

Lord, by Thy cross that won my soul,
From bondage to benign control,
My every power possess;
That, daily, I my cross may bear,
And find, to serve Thee everywhere,
Is praising Thee the best.

To Thee my soul enraptured sings,
O Thou Immortal King of kings,
But I would join the song,
Of myriad souls in realms of light,
Who praise their King by day and night,
Through all the ages long.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: To Thee my soul enraptured sings
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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