How shall we praise thee, Lord of light

How shall we praise thee, Lord of light

Author: John Bowring
Published in 24 hymnals

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How shall we praise Thee, Lord of light!
How shall we all Thy love declare!
The earth is veiled in shades of night,
But heaven is open to our prayer,—
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That heaven, so bright with stars and suns,
That glorious heaven which has no bound,
Where the full tide of being runs,
And life and beauty glow around.

We would adore Thee, God sublime,
Whose power and wisdom, love and grace,
Are greater than the round of time,
And wider than the bounds of space.
Help us to praise Thee, Lord of light!
Help us Thy boundless love declare;
And, while we fill Thy courts to-night,
Aid us, and hearken to our prayer.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #25

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #25Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #25Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #705Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #124Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #35Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #35Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #40Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #145Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d116
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d281
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #136Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #87Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #99Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #37Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #37Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #208Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #63Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d278
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #67Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #120Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #102Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #49Page Scan
The Tabernacle #d126
Universalist Hymn Book #d222



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