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Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service

Author: Albert F. Bayly

Albert F. Bayly was born on Sep­tem­ber 6, 1901, Bex­hill on Sea, Sus­sex, Eng­land. He received his ed­u­cat­ion at Lon­don Un­i­ver­si­ty (BA) and Mans­field Coll­ege, Ox­ford. Bayly was a Congregationalist (later United Reformed Church) minister from the late 1920s until his death in 1984. His life and ministry spanned the Depression of the 1930s, the Second World War, and the years of reconstruction which followed. Af­ter re­tir­ing in 1971, he moved to Spring­field, Chelms­ford, and was ac­tive in the local Unit­ed Re­formed Church. He wrote sev­er­al pageants on mis­sion themes, and li­bret­tos for can­ta­tas by W. L. Lloyd Web­ber. He died on Ju­ly 26, 1984 in Chiches­ter, Sus­sex, Eng­land. NN,… Go to person page >


Scripture References:
st. 4 = Matt. 25:34-10

Albert F. Bayly (PHH 293) wrote this text in response to a Hymn Society of America search for new hymns on social welfare. It was chosen as the theme hymn for the Second National Conference on the Churches and Social Welfare held in Cleveland, Ohio, October 23-27, 1961. The Hymn Society published the text in Seven New Social Welfare Hymns (1961).

The text begins with recognition of Christ's ultimate sacrifice on the cross and then points to the continuing needs of the homeless, the hungry, the prisoners, and the mourners. Bayly's words remind us of modern refugees, AIDS patients, and famine victims who are as close as our doorstep or who are brought to our attention via the news media. The final two stanzas encourage us to move from Sunday worship to weekday service; such integrity in the Christian life is truly a liturgy of sacrifice, pleasing to God.

Liturgical Use:
Services that emphasize missions, diaconal themes, and servanthood.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook




IN BABILONE is a traditional Dutch melody that appeared in Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlities en Contradansen (Old and New Dutch Peasant Songs and Country Dances), c. 1710. Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) discovered this tune as arranged by Julius Rontgen (b. Leipzig, Germany, 1855; d. Utrecht,…

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One of the most loved Welsh tunes, HYFRYDOL was composed by Rowland Hugh Prichard (b. Graienyn, near Bala, Merionetshire, Wales, 1811; d. Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, 1887) in 1830 when he was only nineteen. It was published with about forty of his other tunes in his children's hymnal Cyfaill y Cant…

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Instances (1 - 29 of 29)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Catholic Book of Worship III #507
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #650
Chalice Hymnal #461
Common Praise (1998) #585
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #712
Gather (3rd ed.) #764
Gather Comprehensive #681
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #668
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #610
Hymnal Supplement 98 #882
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #17
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #645
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #928Audio
Lutheran Service Book #848
Moravian Book of Worship #688
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #642
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #427
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #603Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Renew! #286
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #363
Small Church Music #2078Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #619
The United Methodist Hymnal #581
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #22
The Worshiping Church #426
Worship (3rd ed.) #630
Worship (4th ed.) #780
Worship and Rejoice #575
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #132
Include 9 pre-1979 instances