The Dwelling Place of God

God dwells in Heaven: He rules above

Author: Henry Ware, Jr. (1813)
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1 God dwells in Heaven: He rules above,
In everlasting might,
Beyond where stars their courses move,
In uncreated light.

2 God dwells in hell: His vengeance there
Gleams through the black abode;
The realms of anguish and despair
Confess the present God.

3 God dwells on earth; and all around
We view His wondrous power;
His terrors in the thunder sound,
His mercies in the shower.

4 When man erects a house of prayer,
There God resides within,
To witness every feeling there,
And pardon every sin.

5 But most of all the Lord resides
Within a humble mind;
The worth that modest merit hides
His grace is sure to find.

6 By pious men He may be found,
And everywhere adored;
Where’er they tread is holy ground,
A temple to the Lord.

7 O, let me find Thee everywhere—
Around me, and within!
Be every day a day of prayer,
And pure from every sin.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9983

Author: Henry Ware, Jr.

Henry Ware was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1793. His father was a Unitarian minister; afterwards a Professor in Harvard College. Young Ware graduated at Harvard, studied theology, and became minister of the Second Unitarian Society, in Boston, in 1817. After a ministry of twelve years, he made a foreign tour, and on his return was elected "Parkman Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and Pastoral Theology" in Harvard College. In this position he obtained eminence. He died in September, 1843. His collected works in four volumes, were edited after his death, by the Rev. Chandler Robbins. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: God dwells in Heaven: He rules above
Title: The Dwelling Place of God
Author: Henry Ware, Jr. (1813)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9983
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