For me, O Lord, whatever lot

For me, O Lord, whatever lot

Author: Erasmus Darwin
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 For me, O Lord, whatever lot
The hours commissioned bring--
If all my withering blessings die,
Or fairer clusters spring:

2 Oh, grant that still with faithful heart
My years resigned may run!
'Tis thine to give or to resume,
And may thy will be done.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #637

Author: Erasmus Darwin

Darwin, Erasmus, M.D., 1732-1802. Physician and poet, of Lichfield, author of The Botanic Garden , 1781, &c. He was a friend of Dr. Priestley's, and in sympathy with many of his views, although not permanently connected with any church. His hymn on God, the disposer of events, “The Lord, how tender is his love," is in Kippis, Martineau’s Hymns for the Christian Church and Home & Martineau’s Hymns of Praise and Prayer gives another hymn on Immortal Nature, “Roll on, ye stars, exult in youthful prime." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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Author: Erasmus Darwin
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