272. O Thou, to Whom in Ancient Time

1 O thou, to whom in ancient time
the lyre of Hebrew bards was strung,
whom kings adored in songs sublime,
and prophets praised with glowing tongue:

2 not now on Zion's hill alone
thy favored worshipers may dwell,
nor where at sultry nooon thy Son
sat weary by the patriarch's well.

3 For ev'ry place below the skies
the grateful song, the fervent prayer,
the incense of the heart may rise
to heav'n and find acceptance there.

4 To thee shall age with snowy hair,
and strength and beauty bow the knee,
and childhood lisp with rev'rent air
its praises and its prayers to thee.

5 O thou, to whom in ancient time
the lyre of prophet bards was strung,
to thee at last in ev'ry clime
shall temples rise and praise be sung.

Text Information
First Line: O thou, to whom in ancient time
Title: O Thou, to Whom in Ancient Time
Author: John Pierpont (1824)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Topic: Prophets
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: d minor

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