8002. O Bow Thine Ear, Eternal One

1 O bow Thine ear, eternal One!
On Thee our heart adoring calls;
To Thee the followers of Thy Son
Have raised and now devote these walls.

2 Here let Thy holy days be kept;
And be this place―to worship given―
Like that bright spot where Jacob slept,
The house of God, the gate of Heaven.

3 Here may Thine honor dwell; and here
As incense, let Thy children’s prayer,
From contrite hearts and lips sincere,
Rise on the still and holy air.

4 Here be Thy praise devoutly sung;
Here let Thy truth beam forth to save,
As when, of old, Thy Spirit hung
On wings of light o’er Jordan’s wave.

5 And when the lips, that with Thy name
Are vocal now, to dust shall turn,
On others may devotion’s flame
Be kindled here, and purely burn.

Text Information
First Line: O bow Thine ear, eternal One!
Title: O Bow Thine Ear, Eternal One
Author: John Pierpont
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship (Boston: John B. Russell, 1823)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Robert A. Schumann
Meter: LM
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Nachtstück, Opus 23, No. 4, 1839
Copyright: Public Domain

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