The heavenly spheres to thee, O God

The heavenly spheres to thee, O God

Author: John Bowring
Published in 37 hymnals

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The heavenly spheres to Thee, O God,
Attune their evening hymn;
All-wise, all-holy, Thou art praised
In song of seraphim.
Unnumbered systems, suns, and worlds,
Unite to worship Thee,
While Thy majestic greatness fills
Space, time, eternity.

Nature, a temple worthy Thee,
Beams with Thy light and love;
Whose flowers so sweetly bloom below,
Whose stars rejoice above;
Whose altars are the mountain-cliffs
That rise along the shore;
Whose anthems, the sublime accord
Of storm and ocean-roar.

Her song of gratitude is sung
By Spring’s awakening hours;
Her Summer offers at Thy shrine
Its earliest, loveliest flowers;
Her Autumn brings its golden fruits,
In glorious luxury given;
While Winter’s silver heights reflect
Thy brightness back to heaven.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #399

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #15Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #399Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #399Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #57Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #57Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #57Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #57Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #57Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #57Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #121Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #88Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #88Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #853Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d244
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d674
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #203Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #171Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #101Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d160
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #177Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #177Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #244Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d148
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #456Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #630Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #323Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d222
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #464Page Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d188
The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d196
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #54Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d515
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #15Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #192Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #58Page Scan
The Tabernacle #d301
Universalist Hymn Book #d499



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