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A Prayer

Representative Text

1 Be with me, Lord, where'er I go;
teach me what you would have me do;
suggest whate'er I think or say;
direct me in the narrow way.

2 Restrain me lest I harbor pride,
lest I in my own strength confide;
though I am weak, show me anew
I have my pow'r, my strength from you.

3 Enrich me always with your love;
my kind protector ever prove;
Lord, put your seal upon my heart,
that I from you may not depart.

4 O may I never do my will,
but yours, and only yours, fulfill;
let all my time and all my ways
be spend and ended to your praise.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #733

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Tune

BISHOP (Holbrook)

Little is known about the composer of BISHOP, Joseph P. Holbrook (b. near Boston, MA, 1822; d. U.S.A., 1888); he did serve as editor of several hymn collections, including Songs of the Church (1862) and Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church with Tunes (1878), to which he contributed a number of h…

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Instances

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Hymns of the Saints #487

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Moravian Book of Worship #733

Rejoice in God #14

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