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Before thy footstool kneeling

Before thy footstool kneeling

Author: Thomas Hastings
Published in 13 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1 Before Thy footstool kneeling,
To Thee, O Lord, we cry;
While for Thy gift of healing
We raise our voice on high:
Diseases and afflictions
Thy ready servants are;
Chastisement and corrections,
To quicken us in prayer.

2 We own our guilt and folly,
But Thou canst still forgive;
And Thou, most high and holy,
Canst bid the sick revive:
Though now cast down in sorrow,
In darkness and distress,
Joy may return tomorrow,
Through Thy restoring grace.

3 As suppliants now before Thee,
In Thy great name we plead;
Physician, we adore Thee,
And trembling ask Thine aid:
Before Thy footstool kneeling,
To Thee, to Thee we cry:
Send down Thy gift of healing
On Thee our souls rely.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12636

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Before thy footstool kneeling
Author: Thomas Hastings
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12636
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The Cyber Hymnal #12636

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