Lord, at this closing hour

Lord, at this closing hour

Author: Eleazar Thompson Fitch
Published in 107 hymnals

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1 Lord, at this closing hour,
Establish every heart
Upon Thy Word of truth and power,
To keep us when we part.

2 Peace to our brethren give;
Fill all our hearts with love;
In faith and patience may we live,
And seek our rest above.

3 Through changes, bright or drear,
We would Thy will pursue;
And toil to spread Thy kingdom here,
Till we its glory view.

4 To God, the only wise,
In every age adored,
Let glory from the Church arise,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #63

Author: Eleazar Thompson Fitch

Fitch, Eleazar Thompson, D.D. Born at New Haven, Jan. 1, 1791, and graduated at Yale College, 1810. In 1817 he was appointed Professor of Divinity in Yale, and retained the Professorship to 1863. Died Jan. 31, 1871. His published works include Sermons, &c. With Dr. Bacon and others he compiled the Connecticut Congregational Psalms & Hymns, 1845, and contributed to it 3 psalm versions and 3 hymns. Of these the following are in use: (1) "Lord, at this closing hour." (Close of Divine Service. ) This is extensively used in America, and is also found in the English Presbyterian Psalms & Hymns, 1867. (2) "The God of Peace, Who from the dead." (Close of Divine Service.) (3) "By vows of love together bound." (Holy Matrimony.) [Rev. F. M… Go to person page >



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