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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

We ask not, Lord, thy cloven flame

We ask not, Lord, thy cloven flame

Author: Reginald Heber
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We ask not, Lord, thy cloven flame
Author: Reginald Heber

Notes

We ask not, Lord, the cloven flame, Part of Bp. R. Heber's "Spirit of Truth, on this Thy day," p. 504, i.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Hymns for Public Worship #344

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #332

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #332

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a772

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #510

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The Harp #358

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a358

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The Jubilee Harp #772

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