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Love Thyself Last

Author: Ella W. Wilcox Meter: Appears in 41 hymnals Lyrics: 1. Love thyself last. Look near, behold thy duty To those who walk beside thee down life’s road; Make glad their days by little acts of beauty, And help them bear the burden of earth’s load. 2. Love thyself last. Look far, and find the stranger Who staggers ’neath his sin and his despair; Go lend a hand and help him out of danger, To heights where he may see the world is fair. 3. Love thyself last. The vastnesses above thee Are filled with spirit forces, strong and pure; And fervently these faithful friends shall love thee, Keep thy watch over others, and endure. 4. Love thyself last; and oh, such joy shall thrill thee, As never yet to selfish souls was given. Whate’er thy lot, a perfect peace will fill thee, And earth shall seem the ante-room of Heaven. 5. Love thyself last; And thou shalt grow in spirit To see, to hear, to know and understand. The message of the stars, lo, thou shalt hear it, And all God’s joys shall be at Thy command. Used With Tune: LANHERNE Text Sources: Custer And Other Poems (Chicago, Illinois: W. B. Conkey, 1896)

God's Praise Book

Author: Julia H. Johnston Meter: Appears in 2 hymnals First Line: God has a praise book, a wonderful praise book Lyrics: 1 God has a praise book, a wonderful praise book, Full of thanksgivings and jubilant song; Hillside and valley and beautiful blossom, Echo His praises, and glad notes prolong. 2 Trees that are fruitful, each one in his season, Fertile green pastures, where still waters flow, Tell of His goodness, and show forth His glory, Ever proclaiming His mercy below. 3 Serve Him with gladness, all lands and all nations, Come with a song to His presence today, Enter these portals with fervent rejoicing; He is the Lord, who endureth alway. 4 Praise ye Jehovah, oh praise Him, ye people; Sing, for His merciful kindness is great; He is the Lord, and His truth is forever; Come to His courts, and in gratitude wait. Used With Tune: PACIFIC PALISADES Text Sources: Bible Study Songs, by Bertha F. Vella and Daniel. B. Towner (Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1899)

Mary, How Lovely the Light of Your Glory

Author: Brian Foley, b. 1919 Meter: Appears in 2 hymnals Topics: Mary, Mother of God; Assumption (August 15); Blessed Virgin Mary (also Mary, Mother of God); Praise Scripture: Luke 1:28 Used With Tune: CHANCE


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Composer: Simon Beckley (born 1938); Noël Tredinnick (born 1949) Meter: Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Key: F Major


Composer: Ferris Tozer Meter: Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Key: D Flat Major Incipit: 51217 54766 55435 Used With Text: Come, Ye Disconsolate

[Go forward to be really the conqueror] (Ambresin)

Meter: Appears in 2 hymnals Used With Text: O! mandrosoa mba ho tena mpandresy (Go forward to be really the conqueror)


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I Did Not Leave My Home

Author: Mary R. Bittner Hymnal: Water from the Rock #p.12 [47] (2004) Meter: First Line: "I did not leave my home, I served my parent; Topics: God's Steadfast Care Parables of the Lost Tune Title: THE LOST IS FOUND

Father of lights, in whom there is no shadow

Author: Elizabeth Wilson; Helen Thoburn Hymnal: The Hymnal #R7 (1950) Meter: Lyrics: Father of lights, in whom there is no shadow, Giver of every good and perfect gift, With one accord we seek Thy holy presence, Gladly our hearts to Thee in praise we lift. Amen. Topics: Responses Opening Responses: Introits; Introits; Responses; Worship Introits Tune Title: WELWYN

Hope of the World

Author: Georgia Harkness Hymnal: Eleven Ecumenical Hymns #1 (1954) Meter: First Line: Hope of the world, Thou Christ of great compassion Tune Title: ANCIENT OF DAYS (ALBANY)


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Authors, composers, editors, etc.

L. W. B. Broughall

Person Name: Bishop L. W. B. Broughall Meter: Author (verse 3) of "I would be true, for there are those who trust me" in The Book of Common Praise

Nickolas J. Campbell

Person Name: Nickolas Campbell Meter: Author of "Father, accept my imperfect repentance" in Discipleship Ministries Collection

Henry R. Moxley

Person Name: Henry R. Moxley, 1881-? Meter: Author of "Lord of True Light" in The Cyber Hymnal


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Published hymn books and other collections

The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches

Publication Date: 1936 Publisher: Ryerson Press Meter: Publication Place: Toronto, Ont.

The Book of Psalms for Singing

Publication Date: 1998 Publisher: Crown and Covenant Publications Meter: Publication Place: Pittsburgh, PA

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes

Publication Date: 1933 Publisher: Methodist Conference Office Meter: Publication Place: London