O thou who art above all height

O thou who art above all height

Author: John Pierpont
Tune: ETERNAL REST
Published in 39 hymnals

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1 O thou, who art above all height!
Our God, our Father, and our Friend!
Beneath thy throne of love and light,
Let thine adoring children bend.

2 We join in praise, that here is set
A vine that by thy culture grew;
We join in pray'r, that thou wouldst wet
Its op'ning leaves with heav'nly dew.

3 Since thy young servant now hath giv'n
Himself, his pow'rs, his hopes, his youth,
to the great cause of truth and heav'n,
Be thou his guide, O God of truth!

4 And may his doctrines drop like rain,
His speech like Hermon's dew distill,
Till green fields smile, and golden grain,
Ripe for the harvest, wait thy will.

5 And when he sinks in heath,--by care,
Or pain, or toil, or years oppress'd--
O God! remember thou our pray'r,
And take his spirit to thy rest.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #342

Author: John Pierpont

Pierpont, John, son of James Pierpont, of Litchfield, Connecticut, was born at Litchfield, April 6, 1785, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1804. After fulfilling engagements as a Tutor in New Haven, and in Charlestown, South Carolina, he was admitted to the Bar in 1812. Shortly after he retired and went into business, only to leave it also, and to pass on to Harvard College as a student in theology. In 1819 he succeeded Dr. Holley as the pastor of the Unitarian congregation in Hollis Street, Boston. At length his zeal against intemperance and slavery caused him to resign his charge in 1840 (see Lothrop's Proceedings of an Eccl. Council in the case of the Hollis Street Meeting and the Rev. J. Pierpont). At this date he pub… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #671Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #342TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #535Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #535Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #535Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #535Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #535Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #535Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCCXXPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #644Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #522Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #522Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #639Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d267
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d266
Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #671Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #767Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #498Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #802Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #707Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #707Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #549Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #352Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #352Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #610Page Scan
Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d150
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d499
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #476Page Scan
Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #28Page Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d634
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #605Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #734Page Scan
The Harp #775Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #489Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #489Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d637
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d350
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #557Page Scan
Universalist Hymn Book #d391



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