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Dost thou my worthless [thy children's] name record

Dost thou my worthless [thy children's] name record

Author: Thomas Scott
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Dost thou my worthless name record,
Free of thy holy city, Lord?
Am I, a sinner, call'd to share
The precious privileges there?

2 Art thou my King, my Father styl'd?
Am I thy servant and child?
Whilst wretched millions draw their breath
In lands of ignorance and death.

3 Shall I receive this grace in vain?
Shall I my great vocation stain?
Away, ye works in darkness wrought!
Away each sensual, wanton though!

4 My soul, I charge thee to excel
In thinking right and acting well.
Deep let thy searching pow'rs engage,
Unbiass'd, in the sacred page.

5 Strong, and more strong, thy passions rule,
Advancing still in virtue's school;
Contending still, with noble strife,
To imitate thy Saviour's life.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #286

Author: Thomas Scott

Thomas Scott was born at Norwich, and was the son of a Dissenting minister. After his education he began his ministerial life at Wartmell, in Norfolk, adding also the labours of school-teaching. Subsequently he changed his pastoral relations several times, spending the last years of his life at Hupton, in Norfolk, where he died in 1776. He was the author of some prose works, several poems, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Dost thou my worthless [thy children's] name record
Author: Thomas Scott



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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #286

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #286

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #286

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A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #V

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Christian Hymns #115

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d117

Sacred poetry #d90

Sacred Poetry #d89

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Sacred Poetry #H.LIII

Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d50

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d67

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