With stately towers and bulwarks strong

With stately towers and bulwarks strong

Author: Harriet Auber
Published in 42 hymnals

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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 >

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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)

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d612
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #340Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #426Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #265Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #265Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #265Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #265Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #314Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #314Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #736Page Scan
Gospel Praise Book #d313
Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d150
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #177a
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #318Page Scan
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #391Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #611Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #764Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #764Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #655Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #655Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #370Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #892Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #223Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: designed for use especially in the lecture room, the prayer meeting and the family #287Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #29aPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #29aPage Scan
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
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P48aPage Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d1193
The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #171aPage Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d844
The Harp #758Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #93bPage Scan
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #431Page Scan
The Pilgrim's Harp #d292
The Star of the East #d208
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #489TextPage Scan
Vestry Chimes: a choice collection of sacred music, adapted to all occasions of social and family worship #134bPage Scan
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