O saints of old, not yours alone

O saints of old, not yours alone

Author: Thomas H. Gill
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1. O saints of old, not yours alone
The search for God shall be;
We take the glory for our own;
Lord, we are seeking Thee.

2. Not only when ascends the song
And soundeth sweet the word;
Not only with the Sabbath throng,
Our souls would seek the Lord.

3. We would not to our daily task
Without our God repair,
But in the world His presence ask,
And seek His glory there.

4. O everywhere, O every day,
The grace is still outpoured;
We work, we watch, we strive, we pray,
Behold Thy seekers, Lord.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5317

Author: Thomas H. Gill

Gill, Thomas Hornblower, was born at Bristol Road, Birmingham, Feb. 10th, 1819. His parents belonged to English Presbyterian families which, like many others, had become Unitarian in their doctrine. He was educated at King Edward's Grammar School under Dr. Jeune, afterwards Bishop of Peterborough. He left the school in 1838, and would have proceeded to the University of Oxford, but was prevented by his hereditary Unitarianism (long since given up), which forbade subscription to the Articles of the Church of England then necessary for entrance to the University. This constrained him to lead the life of an isolated student, in which he gave himself chiefly to historical and theological subjects. Hence his life has been singularly devoid of ou… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas H. Gill



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