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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Apart from every wordly care

Apart from every wordly care

Author: Albert Midlane
Tune: FEDERAL STREET
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Apart from ev’ry worldly care,
WE bow before Thee, Lord, in pray’r;
And as our one, our only claim,
We lisp our blessed Jesus’ name.

2 May the blest Spirit, Father, now,
Each heart in holy rev’rence bow;
And may our feeble breathings rise
To Thee like holy sacrifice.

3 Our need is known, for Thou art nigh,
And Thou canst ev’ry need supply;
Boundless, dear Father, is Thy store,
Remember us! we ask no more.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #334

Author: Albert Midlane

Midlane, Albert, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, Jan. 23, 1825, and was engaged in business in that town for many years. To his Sunday school teacher he ascribes the honour of prompting him to poetic efforts: and the same teacher did much to shape his early life. His first printed hymn, "Hark! in the presence of our God," was written in September, 1842, at Carisbrooke Castle, and printed in the Youth’s Magazine in November of the same year. Since then he has written over 300, and of these a large proportion are in common use. They appeared in magazines and small mission hymn-books, including:— (1) The Youth's Magazine; (2) The British Messenger; (3) The London Messenger; (4) Trotter's Evangelical Hymn Book, 1860; (5) The Ambassador… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Apart from every wordly care
Author: Albert Midlane

Tune

FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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Instances

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Gloria Deo #334

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d6

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Songs of Pilgrimage #42

The Friends' Hymnal #d30

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a334

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d17

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