O God whose presence glows in all

O God whose presence glows in all. Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham* (1793-1870).  Written for the ordination in New York on 19 June 1828 of Frothingham’s friend William Parsons Lunt (1805-1857). It was published almost immediately in A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Boston, 1830), a Unitarian hymnal that went through many editions in the 19th century. It had five stanzas:  O God, whose presence glows in all  Within, around us, and above! Thy word we bless, thy name we call,  Whose word is Truth, whose name is Love.  That truth may with the heart believed  Of all who seek this sacred place; With power proclaimed, in peace believed -  Our spirits’ light, thy Spirit’s...

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