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To thee, whose temple is all space

Representative Text

1 To Thee, whose temple is all space,
Whose altar earth, sea, skies,
One chorus let all beings raise,
All nature’s incense rise.

2 If I am right, Thy grace impart
Still in the right to stay;
If I am wrong, O teach my heart
To find that better way.

3 What conscience dictates to be done,
Or warns me not to do,
This teach me more than hell to shun
That more than heaven pursue.

4 Save me alike from foolish pride,
Or impious discontent
At aught Thy wisdom hath denied,
Or aught Thy goodness lent.

5 Teach me to feel another’s woe,
To hide the fault I see;
That mercy I to others show,
That mercy show to me.

6 This day be bread and peace my lot;
All else beneath the sun
Thou know’st if best bestowed or not,
And let Thy will be done.


Source: Hymns of the Kingdom of God: with Tunes #338

Author: Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope was born in London, in 1688. His parents were Roman Catholics. He had a feeble constitution, was deformed in person, and attained the age of only fifty-six. He early acquired the means of independence by his literary gifts, and purchased his celebrated villa at Twickenham, whither he went to reside at the age of thirty. Of his many published works, his translation of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" of Homer has given him the greatest reputation. As an English satirist, also, he stands very high. Nearly all his works, however, are imitations. He died at Tickenham, in 1744. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To thee, whose temple is all space
Author: Alexander Pope
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

MARTYRDOM (Wilson)

MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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ST. MAGNUS (Clarke)

ST. MAGNUS first appeared in Henry Playford's Divine Companion (1707 ed.) as an anonymous tune with soprano and bass parts. The tune was later credited to Jeremiah Clark (b. London, England, c. 1670; d. London, 1707), who was a chorister in the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of James II in…

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Timeline

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #D.I

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #D.I

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #D.I

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #DI

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College Hymnal #228

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #338

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Sacred Poetry #407

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d380

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