Grant us wisdom, gracious Lord

Grant us wisdom, gracious Lord

Author: Sidney Dyer
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Grant us wisdom, gracious Lord,
To instruct our children dear;
And thy special aid afford
While for them we kneel in prayer.

2 Oh, how ignorant and weak!
How imperfect in our zeal!
Guilty, while to heaven we speak--
Jesus, Lord, our pardon seal!

3 Help us still our work of love
Daily, hourly, to pursue;
While thy Spirit from above
Shall our children's souls renew.

4 For this blessing now we plead;
Send thy Holy Spirit down;
Smile on us and on our seed,
Make thy power and glory known.

5 Thou hast heard our solemn prayer--
We are thine, for ever thine:
Take these children to thy care,
Fill their hearts with grace divine.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #746

Author: Sidney Dyer

Dyer, Sidney, who served in the U. S. Army from 1831 to c. 1840, is a native of White Creek, Washington County, New York, where he was born in 1814. On leaving the army he was ordained a Baptist Minister in 1842, and acted first as a Missionary to the Choctaws, then as Pastor in Indianapolis, Indiana (1852), and as Secretary to the Baptist Publication Society, Phila. (1859). He has published sundry works, and in the Southwestern Psalmist, 1851, 16 of his hymns are found. The following are later and undated:— 1. Go, preach the blest salvation. Missions. In the Baptist Praise Book, 1871, and The Baptist Hymn & Tune Book, 1871. 2. Great Framer [Maker] of unnumbered worlds. National Humiliation. In the Boston Unitarian Hymn [an… Go to person page >

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Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #179Page Scan
Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d40
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #483Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d115
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #417Page Scan
The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #60Page Scan
The Mother's Hymn Book: compiled from various authors and private manuscripts: for the use of maternal associations, and for special occasions of social and private worship #46Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #746TextPage Scan



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