Upon the gospel's sacred page

Upon the gospel's sacred page

Author: John Bowring
Published in 91 hymnals

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1 Upon the gospel's sacred page
The gathered beams of ages shine;
And, as it hastens, ev'ry age
But makes its brightness more divine.

2 On mightier wing, in loftier flight,
From year to year does knowledge soar;
And, as it soars, the gospel light
Becomes effulgent more and more.

3 More glorious, still, as centuries roll,
New regions blest, new pow'rs unfurled,
Expanding with th' expanding soul,
Its radiance shall o'er flow the world.

4 Slow to restore, but not destroy;
As when the cloudless lamp of day
Pours out its flood of light and joy,
And sweeps the ling'ring mists away.

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #221

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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First Line: Upon the gospel's sacred page
Author: John Bowring

Notes

Upon the Gospel's sacred page. Sir J. Bowring. [Progress of the Gospel.] Contributed to Beard's Unitarian Collection of Hymns, 1837, No. 206, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, “Progress of Gospel truth." It was included in the 3rd edition of the author's Matins and Vespers, 1841, p. 240, and subsequently in several hymnbooks, especially in America. In the American Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, No. 698, "On mightier wing, in loftier flight," is composed of st. ii., iv., v. (slightly altered) of this hymn. John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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ST. CRISPIN

Composed by George J. Elvey (PHH 48) in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul…

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PHILIPPINE


ZEPHYR (Bradbury)


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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #625

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #228

A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d249

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #163

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music, for the Sunday-school #58

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d957

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Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #631

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Christian Science Hymnal #15

Christian Science Hymnal #363

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #15a

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #15b

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #15c

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Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #15

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #388

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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious services #165

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Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #225

Hallowed Hymns #d252

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Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #221

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #482

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #333

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #210

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #175

Hymnal and Ritual Services for the Union Gospel Church #d109

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d807

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #290

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #290

Hymnal of the United States Artillery Corps #d99

Hymnal of the United States Infantry #d110

Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d435

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d466

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #296

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #296

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #210

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #210

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #163

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #234

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Our New Hymnal #87

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #79

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Poems and Hymns of Dawn #311

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d755

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #383

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d323

Selected Hymns #d103

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #247

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #178

Songs for the Lord's House #d496

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1179

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #202

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #202

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #202

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #202

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #202

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d592

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #106

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Songs of the League #30

The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #d565

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The Baptist Praise Book #1154

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d842

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #267

The Church Hymn Book #d584

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d953

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #326

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The Cyber Hymnal #7043

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d774

The Golden Harp #d359

The Gospel Hymnal #d657

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The Gospel Psalmist #152

The Greatest Hymns #d361

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The Methodist Hymnal #199

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The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #245

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #360

The Saints' Harp #d965

The Service of Praise #d343

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The Standard Church Hymnal #538

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #5

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Young People's Songs of Praise #145

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