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Bending Before Thee

Bending before thee, let our hymn go upwards

Author: John D. Coleridge
Tune: CLOISTERS (Barnby)
Published in 12 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Bending before Thee, let our hymn go upwards,
Bright as the sunshine breaking from the darkness.
Thee we implore to guard us on our journey,
Lord God Almighty.

2 Guard us in toil when fainting in the noonday,
Guard us reposing under evening shadows.
Guard us when midnight walks abroad in heaven,
Lord God Almighty.

3 If the dread foe assail us with temptation,
Hear us, O Lord, and save us from his danger.
O keep us pure, O lead us to Thy presence.
Lord God Almighty.

4 Glory to Thee, O Father everlasting!
Glory to Thee, O Son and Holy Spirit!
One in three Persons, infinite, unchanging!
Lord God Almighty!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12144

Author: John D. Coleridge

Coleridge, John Duke, Lord, eldest son of the Right Hon. Sir John Taylor Coleridge, was born in 1821, and educated at Eton, and Balliol College, Oxford. He subsequently became a Fellow of Exeter College. Called to the Bar in 1846, he become Recorder of Portsmouth, 1855-66; M.P. for Exeter, 1863; Solicitor-General, 1868; Attorney-General, 1871; and Lord Chief Justice. His hymns "Bending before Thee, let our hymn go upwards" (Divine Protection desired), and "Once again to meet the day" (Morning) in Thring's Collection make us wish we had more of his lyrics. These hymns were written for private use in the author's family, and were first published in Thring's Collection, 1880. In the latter stanza ii., line 4, read originally "Strike us back, O… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Bending before thee, let our hymn go upwards
Title: Bending Before Thee
Author: John D. Coleridge
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12144
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
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The Cyber Hymnal #12144

Include 11 pre-1979 instances
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