O Lord, through Thee we own

O Lord, through Thee we own

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch
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O Lord! through Thee we own
A new and heavenly birth,
Kindred to spirits round Thy throne,
Though sojourners of earth.

How glorious is the hour,
When first our souls awake,
Through Thy mysterious spirit’s power,
And of new life partake.

With richer beauty glows
The world, before so fair;
Her holy light religion throws,
Reflected everywhere.

The life which Thou hast given,
O Lord! shall never end;
The grave is but the path to heaven,
And death is now our friend.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #246

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

Bulfinch, Stephen Greenleaf, D.D. This Unitarian minister was born at Boston, June 18, 1809, and removed to Washington in 1818, his father being the architect of the Capitol. He graduated at Columbian College and the Cambridge Theological School. In 1831 lie was ordained at Charleston, S.C., as assistant to Dr. Gilman. Subsequently he was pastor at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Washington, 1838; Nashua, New Hampshire, 1845; Dorchester, Mass., 1852; and "East Cambridge, Mass., 1865. He died at the last place, Oct. 12, 1870. His works include:— (1) Contemplations of the Saviour; A Series of Extracts from the Gospel History, with Reflections and Original and Selected Hymns. Boston, Carter and Hendee, 1832. This has been reprinted in England. (… Go to person page >

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Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch