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Didst Thou, Dear jesus, Pray for Me?

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1 Didst Thou, dear Jesus, pray for me
In that dread night of old,
When Thou didst gather in farewell
Thy chosen little fold?

2 May I believe Thy love so great
Could compass even me,
When Thou didst plead in tender love
For all who trust in Thee?

3 Was there a place in Thy dear heart
For such a one as I;
And dost Thou still remember me
Before the throne on high?

4 O wondrous love beyond compare,
O mercy, full and free;
My heart shall e'er rejoice in this,
That Jesus prays for me!


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #141

Author: Ernest Edwin Ryden

Ernest Edwin Ryden is a distinguished Lutheran clergyman who has been a life-long student of hymns. At present he is pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church in North Grosvenordale, Connecticut. This is the latest of a long series of services he has rendered in the Lutheran Church. For twenty-seven years he was editor of "The Lutheran Companion," the official organ of the former Augustana Lutheran Church. His contributions to hymnody were many. He was a member of the Committee which created the Augustana Hymnal of 1925 to which he contributed eight original hymns and translations. He was co-editor of the Junior Hymnal for which he wrote a number of hymns. He was secretary of the committee which prepared the Service Book and Hymnal. Here again he h… Go to person page >

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First Line: Didst Thou, dear Jesus, pray for me
Title: Didst Thou, Dear jesus, Pray for Me?
Author: Ernest Edwin Ryden (1923)


GLORIA DEI (Johnson)

DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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American Lutheran Hymnal #404

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #141


The Hymnal and Order of Service #141

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