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Dear Lord, each selfish thought we think

Representative Text

1 Dear Lord, each selfish thought we think
Puts us afar from thee;
Into our own dark depths we sink,
Where heaven can never be.

2 Teach us to know thee as thou art;
To give as thou hast given!
O show us how the loving heart
May make this world a heaven!

Source: Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #153

Author: Lucy Larcom

Larcom, Lucy, was born at Beverley Farm, Massachusetts, in 1826. Her Poems were published in 1864. Her hymn, "When for me the silent oar" [Death Anticipated), was published in 1868. She died in 1893. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dear Lord, each selfish thought we think
Author: Lucy Larcom
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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American Church and Church School Hymnal #d59

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d59

Worship and Song #d52

Worship and Song Edition B #ad52

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #153

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