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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Author Bio Information

Bridges, Matthew's bio information

July 14, 1800 - October 6, 1894

Born: July 14, 1800, The Friars, Maldon, Essex, England.
Died: October 6, 1894, Convent of the Assumption, Sidmouth, Devon, England.

Though raised as an Anglican, Bridges converted to Roman Catholicism in 1848. He lived in Quebec, Canada, for some years, but eventually returned to England. His works include:

The Testimony of Profane Antiquity to the Account, Given by Moses, of
Paradise and the Fall of Man, 1825
The Roman Empire under Constantine the Great, 1828
Hymns of the Heart, 1848 & 1851 (the majority of his hymns come from
this work)
Babbicombe, or Visions of Memory, with other Poems, 1852
The Passion of Jesus, 1852
Report of the Discussion between J. Baylee and Matthew Bridges, 1856
An Earnest Appeal to Evangelical Episcopalians, etc., on the State
of Parties in the Anglican Establishment, 1864


Hymns

Away from God
Behold the Lamb of God
Blessed Lamb, on Calvary's Mountain
Bright Were the Mornings First Impearled
Crown Him with Many Crowns
From Circlets Starred with Many a Gem
Head of the Hosts in Glory
Holy of Holies, Seat of Love
Jesu! to Thee We Look
Lo! on the Slope of Yonder Shore
My God, Accept My Heart This Day
Rise, Glorious Conqueror
Rise, O Lord, in All Thy Glory
Rose of the Cross, Thou Mystic Flower
Soil Not Thy Plumage, Gentle Dove
Wave the Sweet Censer, Wave
Wine-Press, The


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