We need not soar above the skies

We need not soar above the skies

Author: T. H. Stockton
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 We need not soar above the skies,
Leave suns and stars below,
And seek thee, with unclouded eyes,
In all that angels know;
The very breath we now inhale,
The pulse in every heart,
Attest with force that can not fail,
Thou art--O God! thou art!

2 If, 'midst the ever-during songs
Of universal joy--
The chime of worlds and chant of tongues--
The praise that we employ
May breathe its music in thine ear,
Its meaning in thy heart,
Our glad confession deign to hear
Thou art--O God! thou art!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #27

Author: T. H. Stockton

Stockton, Thomas Hewlings, D.D. (Mount Holly, New Jersey, June 4, 1808--October 9, 1868, Philadelphia). The son of William S., founder and editor of The Wesleyan Repository, 1821, and Elizabeth S. (Hewlings) Stockton. Largely educated in private schools, after studying medicine for a time and spending some five years following literary pursuits, he was admitted to the Maryland Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church. A voluminous writer, he became one of the most eloquent preachers of the nineteenth century in America. When but twenty-five years of age he was elected chaplain of the House of Representatives, Congress of the United States, serving in that capacity the sessions of 1835-1836, 1859-1860, 1861-1862, and in 1862 was… Go to person page >

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First Line: We need not soar above the skies
Author: T. H. Stockton

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d566

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #7

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d774

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #1

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #7

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #7

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #1

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #1

The Methodist Protestant Church Hymnal #d493

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #783

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #27

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