And now the wants are told that broughtAuthor: William Bright (1865)
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1 And now the wants are told that brought
Thy children to Thy knee;
Here lingering still, we ask for nought,
But simply worship Thee.
2 The hope of heaven's eternal days
Absorbs not all the heart
That gives Thee glory, love, and praise,
For being what Thou art.
3 For Thou art God, the One, the same,
O'er all things high and bright;
And round us when we speak Thy Name,
There spreads a heaven of light.
4 O wondrous peace, in thought to dwell
On excellence Divine;
To know that nought in man can tell
How fair Thy beauties shine.
5 O Thou, above all blessing blest,
O'er thanks exalted far,
Thy very greatness is a rest
To weaklings as we are;
6 For when we feel the praise of Thee
a task beyond our powers,
We say, "A perfect God is He,
And He is full ours."
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
And now the wants are told that brought. W. Bright. [Close of Service.] Written in 1865, and first published in his Hymns and other Poems, 1866, entitled "Hymn for the close of a Service," p. 36. In 1868 it was republished in the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern, with the addition of a doxology.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Small Church Music #7399||And now the wants are told||And now the wants are told||WEYBRIDGE||18.104.22.168|
|The Cyber Hymnal #175||And Now the Wants Are Told||And now the wants are told, that brought||WEYBRIDGE||William Bright||CM||<cite>Hymns and Other Poems</cite>, 1866|