At the Opening of Worship

Father, behold us here, According to thy word

Author: John Murray
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Father, behold us here,
According to thy word;
To worship without fear,
Our dear redeeming Lord;
O may thy light and truth now shine,
To warm each heart with love divine.

2 Drawn, wholly drawn, by thee,
To Jesus we are come,
And by they teaching we
Perceive our work is done;
Through which a title we obtain
As Kings and Priests, with thee to reign.

3 We bless thee, God of peace,
For life and glory giv'n,
To us and all the race
Call'd up from earth to heav'n;
Hasten great God, the day of love,
When ev'ry soul this grace shall prove.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCCIII

Author: John Murray

Murray, Rev. John. (Alton, Hants, England, December 10, 1741--September 3, 11815, Boston, Massachusetts). As a young man he joined the Universalist church in London which had been gathered by James Relly. In 1770 he emigrated to America, bringing with him a copy of the collection Christian Hymns, Poems, and Sacred SOngs, sacred to the praise of God, our Saviour, published by Relly earlier in that year. This book was reprinted for Murray in 1776 at Burlington, New Jersey, and a second reprint in 1782 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in which five hymns by "J.M." were included. These were the earliest Universalist hymns written in America. Murray is regarded as the founder of the Universalist denomination in the United States and was minister of… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, behold us here, According to thy word
Title: At the Opening of Worship
Author: John Murray
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Hymns #207

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CCCIII

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