Art thou in thy spirit lowly

Art thou in thy spirit lowly

Author: Thomas MacKellar
Tune: [Art thou in thy spirit lowly]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Art thou in thy spirit lowly,
Like the Man of Nazareth?
Art thou seeking to be wholly
Join’d to Him—come life or death?
Lov’st thou Jesus? Lov’st thou Jesus?
More than thine own vital breath?

Refrain:
Lov’st thou Jesus? Lov’st thou Jesus?
More than all the world beside?
Lov’st thou Jesus, Christ thy Saviour,
Lamb of God, the Crucified?

2 Hath the water trickled on thee?
Or hast thou been plung’d below?
Have a Bishop’s hands upon thee
Lain as soft as falling snow?
Lov’st thou Jesus? Lov’st thou Jesus?
This alone ‘twere wise to know. [Refrain]

3 Is thy bosom full of sorrow?
Is a cloud upon thy way?
Why the worldling’s burden borrow?
Child of grace and promise, say!
Lov’st thou Jesus? Lov’st thou Jesus?
Joy should be thy guest today. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #107

Author: Thomas MacKellar

Mackellar, Thomas, was born in New York, Aug. 12, 1812. At the age of 14 he entered the printing establishment of Harper Brothers. In 1833 he removed to Philadelphia and joined the type-foundry firm of Johnson & Smith, as proof reader. He subsequently became a foreman, and then a partner in that firm, which has been known from 1860 as Mackellar, Smiths, and Jordan, type-founders of Philadelphia. His publications include The American Printer, 1866, a prose work, and the following in verse:— (1) Droppings from the Heart, 1844; (2) Tam's Fortnight Ramble, 1847; (3) Lines for the Gentle and Loving, 1853; (4) Rhymes Atween Times, 1872. The last contains some of his hymns. (5) Hymns and a few Metrical Psalms, Phila. 1883 (71 hymns, 3 psalms… Go to person page >

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First Line: Art thou in thy spirit lowly
Author: Thomas MacKellar
Refrain First Line: Lovest thou Jesus

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