Gently, gently, lay Thy rod

Gently, gently, lay Thy rod

Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Published in 50 hymnals

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1 Gently, gently lay Thy rod
On my sinful head, O God;
Stay Thy wrath, in mercy stay,
Lest I sink before its sway.

2 Heal me, for my flesh is weak;
Heal me, for Thy grace I seek;
This my only plea I make,
Heal me for Thy mercy’s sake.

3 Who within the silent grave
Shall proclaim Thy power to save?
Lord, my trembling soul reprieve,
Speak, and I shall rise and live.

4 Lo! He comes! He heeds my plea!
Lo! He comes! The shadows flee!
Glory round me dawns once more;
Rise, my spirit, and adore!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10068

Author: Henry Francis Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

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First Line: Gently, gently, lay Thy rod
Author: Henry Francis Lyte

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A Collection of Hymns #320

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d254

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Church Chorals and Choir Studies #141

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Church Psalmist #P6c

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Church Psalmist #P6c

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Church Psalmist #P6c

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Hymns for Church and Home #309

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Hymns for the Worship of God #86

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Hymns of Worship #464

New Standard Singer #d64

New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d65

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Plymouth Collection #a859

Prison Hymn Book #d89

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d210

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P6.4

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #772

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d104

Songs for the New Life #d163

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b594

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Songs for the Sanctuary #594

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Songs for the Sanctuary #594

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Songs for the Sanctuary #594

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #594

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #594

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #573

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Songs of the Church #377

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Songs of Zion Enlarged #98

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #859

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The Baptist Praise Book #696

The Book of Praise #d199

The Book of Worship #d122

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The Christian Hymn Book #1022

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The Church Praise Book #491

The Church-Book #d112

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #479

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The Congregational Hymn Book #604

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The Cyber Hymnal #10068

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The Palm #387c

The Praise #d68

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #463

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #463

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #162b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d265

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d236

The Vestry Hymn Book #d123

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