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Forgive, O Lord, the doubts that break

Author: Washington Gladden Appears in 8 hymnals Used With Tune: LAND OF REST


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Appears in 55 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Joseph Barnby Incipit: 11123 32234 56755 Used With Text: Forgive, O Lord, the doubts that break
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Appears in 43 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Richard S. Newman Incipit: 53343 26531 17125 Used With Text: Forgive, O Lord, the doubts that break
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Appears in 223 hymnals Composer and/or Arranger: Henry Hiles Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 12432 21112 22222 Used With Text: Forgive My Doubts


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Forgive My Doubts

Author: W. Gladden Hymnal: Christ in Song #119 (1908) First Line: Forgive, O Lord, the doubts that break Lyrics: 1 Forgive, O Lord, the doubts that break Thy promises to me; Forgive me that I fail to take My pardon, full and free. I sought to put my sins away, I strove to do Thy will, And yet, whene'er I tried to pray, My heart was doubting still. 2 I tho't that Thou with jealous eyes Wast watching me alway, My deeds to mark, my steps to spy, Whene'er I went astray; I hoped that when, by days and years Of service and of prayer, I had besought Thy grace with tears, Thy mercy I might share. 3 Forgive, O Father, this my sin, This jealous, doubting heart; For when men seek Thy love to win, And choose the better part, I know that, swifter than the light Leaps earthward from the sun, Thy pard'ning love, Thy rescuing might, Speed down to ev'ry one. Topics: Invitation and Repentance; Invitation and Repentance Returning to God Languages: English Tune Title: ST. LEONARD
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Forgive, O Lord, the doubts that break

Author: W. Gladden Hymnal: In Excelsis #a584 (1900) Languages: English
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Forgive, O Lord, the doubts that break

Author: Washington Gladden, 1836- Hymnal: Songs for the Chapel #91 (1909) Languages: English Tune Title: BLENDEN


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Washington Gladden

1836 - 1918 Person Name: W. Gladden Author of "Forgive My Doubts" in Christ in Song Washington Gladden (1836-1918) was called to the First Congregational Church in Columbus, OH in 1882 and remained there for 32 years. In 1883-84 he was known for his success in fighting the corrupt Tweed Ring, for arbitrating the Telegraphers' Strike and the Hocking Valley Coal Strike. He attacked John D. Rockefeller, Sr. for giving $100,000 of "tainted money" to the Congregational Church's Foreign Missions program. Throughout his ministry he emphasized applying the gospel to life in America. He wrote "O Master, let me walk with thee" in 1879. Mary Louise VanDyke =================== Gladden, Washington, was born at Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, Feb. 11, 1836; was educated at Williams College: and entered the Congregational Ministry. He was for some time editor of the New York Independent, and of the Sunday Afternoon. In the Sunday Afternoon, his hymn, "O Master, let me walk with Thee" (Walking with God), appeared in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, in March 1879. Of these stanzas i. and iii. are in Laudes Domini, 1884, and others. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907) ================== Gladden, W., p. 1565, ii. Dr. Gladden has been Pastor of the First Congregational Church, Columbus, Ohio, since 1882. His hymn-writing has not been extensive. The most popular of his hymns is "0 Master, let me walk with Thee," noted on p. 1565, ii. It has come into somewhat extensive use during the last ten years. Additional hymns in common use include:— 1. Behold a Sower from afar. [The Kingdom of God.] In the Boston Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904, this is dated 1897. 2. Forgive, 0 Lord, the doubts that break Thy promises to me. [Doubting repented of.] Dated 1879, in The Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Joseph Barnby

1838 - 1896 Composer of "DELIVERANCE" in The Pilgrim Hymnal Joseph Barnby (b. York, England, 1838; d. London, England, 1896) An accomplished and popular choral director in England, Barby showed his musical genius early: he was an organist and choirmaster at the age of twelve. He became organist at St. Andrews, Wells Street, London, where he developed an outstanding choral program (at times nicknamed "the Sunday Opera"). Barnby introduced annual performances of J. S. Bach's St. John Passion in St. Anne's, Soho, and directed the first performance in an English church of the St. Matthew Passion. He was also active in regional music festivals, conducted the Royal Choral Society, and composed and edited music (mainly for Novello and Company). In 1892 he was knighted by Queen Victoria. His compositions include many anthems and service music for the Anglican liturgy, as well as 246 hymn tunes (published posthumously in 1897). He edited four hymnals, including The Hymnary (1872) and The Congregational Sunday School Hymnal (1891), and coedited The Cathedral Psalter (1873). Bert Polman

Charles E. Kettle

1833 - 1895 Person Name: Charles E. Kettle, 1833-95 Composer of "BLENDEN" in Songs for the Chapel Charles Edward Kettle, 1833-1895 Born: 1833, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Died: Circa February 1895, Steyning district, Sussex, England. As of 1881, Kettle lived in Hove, Sussex, where he was an organist.