From thy habitation holy

From thy habitation holy

Author: John R. MacDuff
Tune: ST. RAPHAEL (Hopkins)
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 From thy habitation holy,
Spirit of all truth! descend,
While we sinners, poor and lowly,
At the throne of mercy bend.

2 Come thou, as the dew of Hermon
Softly falls on Zion's hill;
Let us in thy strength determine
Henceforth to obey thy will.

3 Brooding o'er us as on chaos,
Cause our darkness to retreat;
Shine into our hearts, and lay us
Humbled at the Mercy-Seat.

4 When the heart is crushed and broken,
When bereavement dims the eye,
Let us claim the promise spoken
By those lips which can not lie.

5 When we tread the waves of Jordan,
Oh, be near us, Sacred Guest!
Seal to us our hope or pardon,
Guide us to eternal rest.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #280

Author: John R. MacDuff

Macduff, John Ross, D.D., second son of Alexander Macduff, of Bonhard, near Perth, was born at Bonhard, May 23, 1818. After studying at the University of Edinburgh, he became in 1842 parish minister of Kettins, Forfarshire, in 1849 of St. Madoes, Perthshire, and in 1855 of Sandyford, Glasgow. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Glasgow in 1862, and about the same time also from the University of New York. He retired from pastoral work in 1871, lived at Chislehurst, Kent and died in 1887. He has published many practical and devotional works which have attained a wide circulation. In 1857 he was appointed by the General Assembly a member of their Hymnal Committee. His 31 hymns appeared in his Altar Stones, 1853, and were als… Go to person page >

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Author: John R. MacDuff



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