O thou great Teacher from the skies

O thou great Teacher from the skies

Author: Thomas Cogswell Upham
Published in 19 hymnals

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1. O Thou great teacher from the skies,
Who lived and died for men;
Teach us with Thee to sympathize,
And be as Thou wast then.

2. It was the glory of Thy heart,
Whate’er Thou hadst to give;
For others’ sufferings to impart,
For others’ good to live.

3. Be Thou in us a living soul;
Be Thou our spirit’s power;
Its secret thought, its life’s control,
To guide it every hour.

4. W need like Thee a spirit true,
A just and generous mind,
Which seeks, in all it has to do,
The good of all mankind.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5377

Author: Thomas Cogswell Upham

Upham, Thomas Cogswell, D.D., was born at Durfield, New Haven, Jan. 30,1799, and educated at Dartmouth College (1818), and at Andover (1821). Having entered the Congregational Ministry he became Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy at Bowdon College, in 1825, and retained the same to 1867. He died at New York, April 2, 1872. His publications were numerous and included Mental Philosophy (which was long and widely used); American Cottage Life; a volume of Poems, 1852, &c. Five of his hymns are given, with accompanying dates, in Hymns and Songs of Praise, &c, N. Y., 1874, as follows:— 1. Fear not, poor weary one. Help in Sorrow (1872). 2. Happy the man who knows. Obedience (1872). 3. 0 Thou great Ruler of the sky. Morning (1… Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou great Teacher from the skies
Author: Thomas Cogswell Upham

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COOLING (Abbey)


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MANOAH

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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