God of my life, thy boundless grace

Representative Text

1 GOD of my life, Thy boundless grace
Chose, pardoned, and adopted me;
My Rest, my Home, my Dwelling-place;
Father, I come to Thee.

2 Jesus, my Hope, my Rock, my Shield,
Whose precious blood was shed for me,
Into Thy hands my soul I yield:
Savior, I come to Thee.

3 Spirit of glory and of God,
Long hast Thou deigned my guide to be;
Now be Thy comfort sweet bestowed:
My God, I come to Thee.

4 I come to join that countless host,
Who praise Thy name unceasingly;
Blest Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
My God, I come to Thee.



Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #265

Author: Charlotte Elliott

Elliott, Charlotte, daughter of Charles Elliott, of Clapham and Brighton, and granddaughter of the Rev. H. Venn, of Huddersfield, was born March 18, 1789. The first 32 years of her life were spent mostly at Clapham. In 1823 she removed to Brighton, and died there Sept. 22, 1871. To her acquaintance with Dr. C. Malan, of Geneva, is attributed much of the deep spiritual-mindedness which is so prominent in her hymns. Though weak and feeble in body, she possessed a strong imagination, and a well-cultured and intellectual mind. Her love of poetry and music was great, and is reflected in her verse. Her hymns number about 150, a large percentage of which are in common use. The finest and most widely known of these are, "Just as I am” and "My God… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God of my life, thy boundless grace
Author: Charlotte Elliott
Meter: 8.8.8.6

Notes

God of my life, Thy boundless grace. Charlotte Elliott. [Resignation.] Contributed to the 2nd edition of the Invalid's Hymn Book, 1841, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and based upon Psalm xxxi. 5, "Into Thine hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth." In the American hymn-books the last line of each stanza is often altered to suit the hymn to various tunes. In the Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865, stanza i. line 4 is, "Father, I come, I come to Thee"; in Laudes Domini, 1884, "I come to Thee." The remaining stanzas undergo similar changes. Original text in the Stryker and Main Church Praise Book, N. Y., 1882, where the line reads, "Father! I come to Thee." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d117

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #265

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #12

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Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #19

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In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #457

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #623

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New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #411

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #14

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Our New Hymnal #121

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #399

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #680

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School and Parish Hymnal: with tunes #208

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #516

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #518

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #518

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #518

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #518

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #518

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d51

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #296

Songs of Worship for the Sunday School #d70

The Book of Worship #d141

The Christian Hymnal #d209

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The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #423

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The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #472

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The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #635

The Plymouth Hymnal #d149

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