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Blest Jesus, grant us strength

Representative Text

1 Blest Jesus, grant us strength to take
Our daily cross, whate’er it be,
And gladly, for Thine own dear sake,
In paths of duty follow Thee.

2 And day by day, we humbly ask
That holy mem’ries of Thy cross
May sanctify each common task,
And turn to gain each earthly loss.

3 Help us, dear Lord, our cross to bear,
Till at Thy feet we lay it down;
Win thro’ Thy blood our pardon there,
And thro’ the Cross attain the Crown.

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #55

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >

Tune

ST. CRISPIN

Composed by George J. Elvey (PHH 48) in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul…

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Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6 #106

Glad Tidings #d13

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Gospel Hymns No. 6 #106

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #343

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Hymns of Praise, with Tunes #61

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Sacred Songs No. 2 #55

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d22

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Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #127

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Winnowed Songs for Sunday Schools #77

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