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Create in Me a Clean Heart

Meter: Irregular Appears in 27 hymnals First Line: Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a right spirit within me

These Forty Days of Lent

Author: Omer Westendorf, 1916-1997; Claudia F. Hernaman, 1838-1898 Meter: Appears in 1 hymnal Topics: Lent First Line: These forty days of Lent, O Lord Lyrics: These forty days of Lent, O Lord, With you ... Used With Tune: ST. FLAVIAN
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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 Meter: Appears in 1,847 hymnals Topics: Lent; Lent Lyrics: 1 When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss And pour contempt on all my pride. 2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast Save in the death of Christ, my God. All the vain things that charm me most, I ... Used With Tune: HAMBURG


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Composer: Johann Crüger Meter: Appears in 129 hymnals Topics: Lent Tune Key: f minor Incipit: 11175 12334 22345 Used With Text: Ah, Holy Jesus, How Have You Offended


Composer: Randall De Bruyn; Johann S. Bach, 1685-1750; Melchior Teschner Meter: Appears in 366 hymnals Topics: Lent Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 15567 11321 17151 Used With Text: All Glory, Laud, and Honor


Composer: Ithamar Conkey; Michael Evers Meter: Appears in 455 hymnals Topics: God the Son Lent Tune Key: A Flat Major Incipit: 51317 65155 63234 Used With Text: In the Cross of Christ I Glory


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Litany for the Season of Lent

Hymnal: One in Faith #415 (2015) Topics: Lent First Line: Let us pray at this holy season of Lent Lyrics: ... at this holy season of Lent: Lord, have mercy. Lord, have ... Languages: English Tune Title: [Let us pray at this holy season of Lent]

These Forty Days of Lent

Author: Omer Westendorf, 1916-1997; Claudia F. Hernaman, 1838-1898 Hymnal: One in Faith #432 (2015) Meter: Topics: Lent First Line: These forty days of Lent, O Lord Lyrics: These forty days of Lent, O Lord, With you ... Languages: English Tune Title: ST. FLAVIAN
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Lord, Thine image Thou hast lent me

Author: John Scheffler; John Christian Jacobi Hymnal: Church Book #404 (1890) Meter: 8.7.7 Topics: Sundays in Lent Lyrics: ... Lord, Thine image Thou hast lent me, In Thy never-fading ... Languages: English Tune Title: LIEBE DIE DU MICH ZUM BILDE


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D. W. Whittle

1840 - 1901 Person Name: Daniel W. Whittle, 1840-1901 Topics: Lent Author of "I know not why such wondrous grace" in The Book of Praise [Also published under the pseudonym El Nathan.] =============== Whittle, D. W.. Six of his hymns (Nos. 295, 308,363, 385, 386, 417) are given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, under the signature of "El Nathan." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

William T. Sleeper

1819 - 1904 Person Name: William T. Sleeper, 1819-1904 Topics: Church Year Lent Author of "Out of my bondage, sorrow and night" in The Book of Praise Sleeper, W. T. is given in I. D. Sankey’s Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881, as the author of “A ruler once came to Jesus by night” (Need for the New Birth). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907) =============== William T. Sleeper (1819-1904)] Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 9, 1819, Dan­bu­ry, New Hamp­shire. Died: Sep­tem­ber 24, 1904, Well­es­ley, Mass­a­chu­setts. Sleeper at­tend­ed Phill­ips-Ex­e­ter Acad­e­my, the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ver­mont, and the An­do­ver The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­a­ry. Af­ter or­din­a­tion, he con­duct­ed home min­is­try work in Mass­a­chu­setts and Maine. He lat­er be­came pas­tor of the Sum­mer Street Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in Wor­ces­ter, Mass­a­chu­setts, where he served over 30 years. His works include: The Re­ject­ed King, and Hymns of Je­sus, 1883. -- www.hymntime.com

Thomas Haweis

1734 - 1820 Person Name: Thomas Haweis, 1734-1820 Topics: Lent Suffering; Lent Suffering Composer of "RICHMOND" in The Covenant Hymnal Thomas Haweis (b. Redruth, Cornwall, England, 1734; d. Bath, England, 1820) Initially apprenticed to a surgeon and pharmacist, Haweis decided to study for the ministry at Oxford and was ordained in the Church of England in 1757. He served as curate of St. Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford, but was removed by the bishop from that position because of his Methodist leanings. He also was an assistant to Martin Madan at Locke Hospital, London. In 1764 he became rector of All Saints Church in Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, and later served as administrator at Trevecca College, Wales, a school founded by the Countess of Huntingdon, whom Haweis served as chaplain. After completing advanced studies at Cambridge, he published a Bible commentary and a volume on church history. Haweis was strongly interested in missions and helped to found the London Mission Society. His hymn texts and tunes were published in Carmino Christo, or Hymns to the Savior (1792, expanded 1808). Bert Polman ============================ Haweis, Thomas, LL.B., M.D., born at Truro, Cornwall, 1732. After practising for a time as a Physician, he entered Christ's College, Cambridge, where he graduated. Taking Holy Orders, he became Assistant Preacher to M. Madan at the Lock Hospital, London, and subsequently Rector of All Saints, Aldwincle, Northamptonshire. He was also Chaplain to Lady Huntingdon, and for several years officiated at her Chapel in Bath. He died at Bath, Feb. 11, 1820. He published several prose works, including A History of the Church, A Translation of the New Testament, and A Commentary on the Holy Bible. His hymns, a few of which are of more than ordinary merit, were published in his Carmina Christo; or, Hymns to the Saviour. Designed for the Use and Comfort of Those who worship the Lamb that was slain. Bath, S. Hayward, 1792 (139 hymns), enlarged. London, 1808 (256 hymns). In 1794, or sometime after, but before the enlarged edition was published, two hymns "For the Fast-day, Feb. 28, 1794," were added to the first edition. These were, "Big with events, another year," and "Still o'er the deep the cannon's roar." The most popular and widely used of his hymns are, "Behold the Lamb of God, Who bore," &c.; "Enthroned on high, Almighty Lord"; and “O Thou from Whom all goodness flows." The rest, all being from Carmina Christo, first edition 1792, are:— 1. Dark was the night and cold the ground. Gethsemane. 2. From the cross uplifted high. Christ in Glory. 3. Great Spirit, by Whose mighty power. Whitsuntide. 4. Submissive to Thy will, my God. Resignation. 5. The happy morn is come. Easter. 6. Thou Lamb of God, that on the tree. Good Friday. The hymn, "Thy Head, the crown of thorns that wears," in Stryker & Main's Church Praise Book, N. Y., 1882, begins with st. ii. of this hymn. 7. To Thee, my God and Saviour, My heart, &c. Praise for Redemption. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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