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Text:He Sat to Watch O'er Customs Paid
Author:William Bright
Composer (mean parts):John Wilson
Composer (melody and bass):Jeremiah Clarke

265. He Sat to Watch O'er Customs Paid

1 He sat to watch o'er customs paid,
a man of scorned and hard'ning trade;
alike the symbol and the tool
of foreign masters' hated rule.

2 But grace within his heart had stirred;
there needed but the timely word;
it came, true Lord of souls, from thee,
that royal summons, "Follow me!"

3 Enough, when thou wast passing by,
to hear thy voice, to meet thine eye;
he rose, responsive to the call
and left his task, his gains, his all.

4 O wise exchange! with these to part,
and lay up treasures in the heart;
let them of Matthew's wealth partake,
who yield up all for Jesus' sake.

Text Information
First Line: He sat to watch o'er customs paid
Title: He Sat to Watch O'er Customs Paid
Author: William Bright
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Biblical Characters: Matthew; Call and Response
Tune Information
Composer (mean parts): John Wilson
Composer (melody and bass): Jeremiah Clarke (1701)
Meter: LM
Key: G Major
Copyright: Mean parts used by permission of Oxford University Press

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