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Forgive Us, Lord, for Shallow Thankfulness

Forgive us, Lord, for shallow thankfulness

Author: William Watkins Reid
Tune: SURSUM CORDA (Smith)
Published in 7 hymnals

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Source: Lutheran Service Book #788

Author: William Watkins Reid

Reid, William Watkins, Sr. (Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland, October 15, 1890--February 18, 1983, Jenkins Township, Pennsylvania). Methodist. Parents were William Reid, a native of Moneymore, near Belfast, and Sarah Watkins of Londonderry. Came to the United States in 1900. Attended New York University (bachelor's degree, 1915; master's degree in journalism, 1917). Served The Hymn Society as President, Executive Director, and Editor of The Hymn from 1966 to 1976. Authored the Hymn Society's 40th anniversary history, Sing with Spirit and Understanding. Also edited The Pastor's Journal for the Methodist church and worked as its director of the News Service of the Board of Missions. Also: Caulfield, Benjamin. --From DNAH Archives… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Forgive us, Lord, for shallow thankfulness
Title: Forgive Us, Lord, for Shallow Thankfulness
Author: William Watkins Reid
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Language: English
Copyright: © 1965, renewed 1993 The Hymn Society; admin. Hope Publishing Co.

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Christian Worship #482

Hymns of the Saints #103

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Lutheran Service Book #788

Lutheran Worship #401

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Sampler #716

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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