O Lord of Life, Where'er They Be

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1 O Lord of life, where’er they be,
Safe in Your own eternity,
Now live Your children gloriously.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 All souls You call, both here or there,
Do rest within Your sheltering care;
One providence alike they share:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 Your Word is true, Your ways are just;
Above the chanted, “Dust to dust,”
Shall rise our song of grateful trust:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 Happy are they in God who rest,
No more by fear and doubt oppressed,
Living or dying, they are blest:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer

Hosmer, Frederick Lucian, B.A., was born at Framingham, Mass., in 1840, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated B.A. in 1869. Entering the Unitarian Ministry in 1872 he has held charges in Quincy, Ill., 1872-77; Cleveland, Ohio, 1878-92; St. Louis, 1894-99; and since 1899, at Berkeley, Cal. His Way of Life, 1877, was a compilation of Prayers and Responsive Services for Sunday Schools. Of Unity Hymns and Carols, 1880, he was joint editor with W. C. Gannett and J. V. Blake. His hymns were published jointly by him and W. C. Gannett (q.v.), as The Thought of God in Hymns and Poems (Boston: Little, Brown & Co.), 1st Series, 1885; 2nd Series, 1894. Of his 56 hymns in this work the following have come into common use, for the most part during… Go to person page >

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GELOBT SEI GOTT (Vulpius)

Melchior Vulpius (b. Wasungen, Henneberg, Germany, c. 1570; d. Weimar, Germany, 1615) composed this tune as a setting for Michael Weisse's hymn "Gelobt sei Gott in höchsten Thron." Weisse's text was published with the tune in Vulpius's Ein Schon Geistlich Gesangbuch (1609). Because the text dates f…

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VICTORY (Palestrina)


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Instances

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Common Praise (1998) #298Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #530TextPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #592TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #5106TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #603Text
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