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With stately towers and bulwarks strong

With stately towers and bulwarks strong

Author: Harriet Auber
Tune: HEBER (Kingsley)
Published in 41 hymnals

Representative Text

1 With stately towers and bulwarks strong,
Unrivalled and alone--
Loved theme oft for the sacred song--
God's holy city shone.

2 Thus fair was Zion's chosen seat,
The glory of all lands;
Yet fairer, and in strength complete,
The Christian temple stands.

3 The faithful of each clime and age
This glorious church compose;
Built on the Rock--with idle rage
The threat'ning tempest blows.

4 Fear not: though hostile bands alarm,
Thy God is thy defense:
And weak and powerless every arm
Against Omnipotence.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #489

Author: Harriet Auber

Auber, Harriet, daughter of Mr. James Auber, b. in London, Oct. 4, 1773. During the greater part of her quiet and secluded life she resided at Broxbourne and Hoddesdon, Herts, and died at the latter place on the 20th Jan., 1862. Miss Auber wrote devotional and other poetry, but only a portion of the former was published in her Spirit of the Psalms, in 1829. This collection is mainly her work, and from it some useful versions of the Psalms have been taken and included in modern hymn-books, about 20 appearing in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. Miss Auber's name is widely known, but it is principally through her exquisite lyric, "Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed," and the Epiphany hymn, "Bright was the guiding star that led." (For criti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: With stately towers and bulwarks strong
Author: Harriet Auber
Source: Spirit of the Psalms
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

With stately towers and bulwarks strong. Harriet Auber. [Psalms xlviii.] From her Spirit of the Psalms, 1829, into Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874, and others. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 41 of 41)

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d612

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #340

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #426

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #265

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #265

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #265

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #265

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #314

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Church Harmonies #736

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d150

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Gospel Praise Book. #177a

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #318

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #391

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #611

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #764

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #764

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #655

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #655

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Hymns for Public Worship #370

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #892

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #223

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Hymns of Worship #287

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New Hymn and Tune book #29a

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New Hymn and Tune Book #29a

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d826

Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d1169

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d914

The Christian Hymn Book #d717

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d718

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The Christian Psalmist #P48a

The Church Hymn Book #d1193

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The Devotional Chimes #171a

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d844

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The Harp #758

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The Heart and Voice #93b

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The People's Hymnal #431

The Pilgrim's Harp #d292

The Star of the East #d208

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The Voice of Praise #489

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Vestry Chimes #134b

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