From this blest hour, Lord Christ

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1 From this blest hour, Lord Christ, I would be thine,
A lowly servant of the Will Divine;
With this one prayer, that my endeavor be,
At every step I take to follow thee.

2 With body, soul, and spirit thine alone,
I would be names and numbered with thine own,
And wear the fair white honor of thy name
Without reproach of sin or sense of shame.

3 Be with me on this high and holy ground,
Where nobler souls than mine thy grace have found;
Be with me, as with them that even I
May live as bravely, and as calmly die.

4 Be with me that thy Church may see and know
I seek her welfare, wheresoe’er I go;
Be with me, that the world itself may see
The glory and the bliss of serving thee.

Source: Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #142

Author: Walter John Mathams

Mathams, Walter John, was born in London, Oct. 30, 1853. Early in life he went to sea; but on returning through Palestine to England he began to study for the Ministry. In 1874 he entered the Regent's Park Baptist College as a Student, and subsequently had a pastoral charge at Preston, Lancashire. In 1879, his health failing, he went for a time to Australia and other places. Returning to England, he became, in 1883, minister at Falkirk, Scotland, and in 1888, at Birmingham. Whilst a student, he published a small volume of hymns and poems as At Jesus' Feet, (1876). He is also the author of several religious books of a popular character, as: Fireside Parables, 1879; Sunday Parables, 1883, &c. His principal hymns are:— 1. Bright falls the… Go to person page >

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First Line: From this blest hour, Lord Christ
Author: Walter John Mathams
Copyright: Public Domain



LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…

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