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We praise thee, Lord, for hours of bliss

We praise thee, Lord, for hours of bliss

Author: John Page Hopps
Tune: ST. JOHN'S WESTMINSTER
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. We praise Thee, Lord for hours of bliss,
For days of quiet rest;
But O how seldom do we feel
That pain and tears are best!

2. We praise Thee for the shining sun,
For kind and gladsome ways:
When shall we learn, O Lord, to sing
Through weary nights and days!

3. Teach Thou our weak and wandering hearts
Aright to read Thy way;
That Thou with loving hand dost trace
Our path from day to day.

4. Then sorrow’s face shall be unveiled,
And we at last shall see
Her eyes are eyes of tenderness;
Her speech but echoes Thee!

5. Then every thorny crown of care
Worn well in patience now,
Shall prove a glorious diadem
Upon the faithful brow.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7644

Author: John Page Hopps

Hopps, John Page, was born in London, Nov. 6, 1834, and educated at the G. Baptist College, Leicester. Commencing public work in 1856, after a brief ministry at Hugglescote and Ibstock, in Leicestershire, he became colleague with George Dawson at the Church of the Saviour, Birmingham. From 1860 to 1876 he ministered to Unitarian congregations at Sheffield, Dukinfield, and Glasgow. Since 1876 he has preached in Leicester. Mr. Hopps has published many books and pamphlets, chiefly volumes of Sermons and Lectures. Most of his smaller works are controversial. In 1863 he commenced a monthly periodical called The Truthseeker. He has compiled the following hymnbooks for Congregational, Mission, or School purposes:— (1) Hymns for Public Worship… Go to person page >

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First Line: We praise thee, Lord, for hours of bliss
Author: John Page Hopps

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We praise Thee, Lord, for hours of bliss. An altered form of J. P. Hopps's "We praise Thee oft for hours of bliss" (p. 533, i.) in The Baptist Church Hymns l, 1900. The original appeared in Baynes's English Lyrics, 1865, p. 57. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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