In thy courts let peace be found

In thy courts let peace be found

Author: John Bowring
Tune: JOY (Ball)
Published in 8 hymnals

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In Thy courts let peace be found,
Be Thy temple full of love;
Here we tread on holy ground,
All serene, around, above.

While the knee in prayer is bent,
While with praise the heart o’erflows,
Tranquillize the turbulent!
Give the weary one repose!

Be the place for worship meet,
Meet the worship for the place;
Contemplation’s blest retreat,
Shrine of guilelessness and grace!

As an infant knows its home,
Lord! may we Thy temples know;
Hither for instruction come,
Hence by Thee instructed go.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #14

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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Author: John Bowring

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #14Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #14Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #76Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #969Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #969Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d313
The Gospel Hymnal #d301
The Gospel Psalmist #1Page Scan



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