A Song of the Temple

In Thy tabernacle, Lord, I offer

Author: Richard Rolle; Translator: Frances Bevan (1899)
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In Thy tabernacle, Lord, I offer
Sacrifice of psalmody and song—
Thine uncounted mercies there recalling,
Praising Thee with music sweet and strong.

With a marvellous, a mighty gladness,
For the love of Christ is shed abroad
In the soul that is His holy temple,
And she singeth therefore unto God.

She ascends aloft to join the singing,
Heard afar from God’s Jerusalem—
Blessed music of the saints she heareth,
And adoring singeth she with them.

None can know though skilled in learning ancient,
What the sweetness of that song may be;
Till he know the glory and the gladness,
There the blessed Face of God to see.

Lord, to Thee my heart is ever yearning,
In this absence seeking still Thy Face;
Blessed hour when I shall find!—adoring
In the glory of Thy holy place!

Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series), 1899

Author: Richard Rolle

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Translator: Frances Bevan

Bevan, Emma Frances, née Shuttleworth, daughter of the Rev. Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, Warden of New Coll., Oxford, afterwards Bishop of Chichester, was born at Oxford, Sept. 25, 1827, and was married to Mr. R. C. L. Bevan, of the Lombard Street banking firm, in 1856. Mrs. Bevan published in 1858 a series of translations from the German as Songs of Eternal Life (Lond., Hamilton, Adams, & Co.), in a volume which, from its unusual size and comparative costliness, has received less attention than it deserves, for the trs. are decidedly above the average in merit. A number have come into common use, but almost always without her name, the best known being those noted under “O Gott, O Geist, O Licht dea Lebens," and "Jedes Herz will etwas… Go to person page >

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First Line: In Thy tabernacle, Lord, I offer
Title: A Song of the Temple
Author: Richard Rolle
Translator: Frances Bevan (1899)
Language: English