We come unto our fathers' God

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1 We come unto our Savior God
with each past generation;
th’eternal arms, their dear abode,
we make our habitation.
We bring thee, Lord, the praise they brought;
we seek thee as thy saints have sought
in ev'ry generation.

2 Their joy unto their Lord we bring,
their song to us descendeth;
the Spirit who in them did sing
to us his music lendeth;
his song in them, in us, is one;
we raise it high, we send it on—
the song that never endeth.

3 Ye saints to come, take up the strain,
the same sweet theme endeavor;
unbroken be the golden chain!
Keep on the song forever!
Safe in the same dear dwelling place,
rich with the same eternal grace,
bless the same boundless giver!


Source: Rejoice in the Lord #399

Author: Thomas Hornblower Gill

Gill, Thomas Hornblower, was born at Bristol Road, Birmingham, Feb. 10th, 1819. His parents belonged to English Presbyterian families which, like many others, had become Unitarian in their doctrine. He was educated at King Edward's Grammar School under Dr. Jeune, afterwards Bishop of Peterborough. He left the school in 1838, and would have proceeded to the University of Oxford, but was prevented by his hereditary Unitarianism (long since given up), which forbade subscription to the Articles of the Church of England then necessary for entrance to the University. This constrained him to lead the life of an isolated student, in which he gave himself chiefly to historical and theological subjects. Hence his life has been singularly devoid of ou… Go to person page >

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Australian Hymn Book #387

Christian Hymnal #d520

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Common Praise #560

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Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #292

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools. 3rd ed. #d324

Hymns and Psalms #453

Hymns for Him. 1st ed. #d82

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Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #d513

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #133

Hymns of the Kingdom of God #133

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Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #363

Immanuel Hymnal #d525

Mawl a chân = praise and song #249

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #40

Pilgrim Hymnal #271

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #118

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Rejoice in the Lord #399

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Services for Congregational Worship. The New Hymn and Tune Book #403

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Sursum Corda #622a

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Sursum Corda #622b

The American Hymnal #d638

The Australian Hymn Book with Catholic Supplement #387

The Book of Hymns #d509

The Book of Praise #301

The Book of Praise #314

The Chapel Hymnal #d262

The Chapel Hymnal #d244

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The Church Hymnal #196

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The Church Hymnary #460

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The Church Hymnary (3rd Ed.) #14

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The Church Hymnary #762

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The Cyber Hymnal #7154

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The Fellowship Hymn Book #112

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The Fellowship Hymn Book #112

The Harvard University Hymn Book #181

The Home and School Hymnal #294

The Hymnal #d501

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The Hymnal #342

The Hymnal #d441

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The Hymnal #425

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The Hymnal of Praise #361

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Mission Covenant Church of America #d536

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #303

The Hymnal of the United Church of Christ #165

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The Hymnal #424

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The Hymnal #408

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The Hymnal #425

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #170

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The Hymnbook #16

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #153

The Mennonite Hymnal #396

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The Methodist Hymnal #d509

The Methodist Hymnal #385

The New Century Hymnal #374

The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d368

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #344

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #463

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #54

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The Students' Hymnal #56

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The University Hymn Book #8

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The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #17

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The Worshipbook #623

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The Y.M.C.A. Hymnal #26

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d471

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University Hymns #51a

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University Hymns #51b

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Worship Song #771

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