An offering at the shrine of power

An offering at the shrine of power

Author: Robert Nicoll
Published in 8 hymnals

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An offering at the shrine of power
Our hands shall never bring;
A garland on the car of pomp
Our hands shall never fling;
Applauding in the conqueror’s path
Our voices ne’er shall be;
But we have hearts to honor those
Who bade the world go free!

Praise to the good, the pure, the great,
Who made us what we are,—
Who lit the flame which yet shall glow
With radiance brighter far!
Glory to them in coming time,
And through eternity,
Who burst the captive’s galling chain,
And bade the world go free!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #426

Author: Robert Nicoll

Nicoll, Robert, was born Jan. 7, 1814, at Auchtergaven, Perthshire. At the age of 13 he began to write verse. In 1835 he opened a circulating library in Dundee, and in the following year he became the editor of the Leeds Times. This he retained for a short time only. Broken in health through taxing his strength too much, he died in 1837, He was a successful writer, and is often referred to as "a second Burns." His Poems and Lyrics were published in 1835; 2nd ed., with numerous additions and Memoir, 1842; 3rd ed. 1852. From these Poems the following pieces are taken:— 1. An offering to the shrine of power. The Reformers. 2. I may not scorn the meanest thing. Humility. This and No. 1 date 1835. 3. Lord, from Thy blessed throne,… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #426Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #426Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #871Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d13
Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #d1
Hymns of the Spirit #661Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #289Page Scan
Unity Services and Songs #27Page Scan



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