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Great God, when I approach thy throne

Representative Text

1 Great God, when I approach thy throne,
And all thy glory see;
This is my stay, and this alone,
That Jesus died for me!

2 How can a soul condemned to die,
Escape the just decree?
Helpless, and full of sin am I,
But Jesus died for me.

3 Burdened with sin's oppressive chain,
O, how can I get free?
No peace can all my efforts gain,
But Jesus died for me.

4 And, Lord, when I behold thy face,
This must be all my plea;
Save me by thy almighty grace,
For Jesus died for me.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #444

Author: William Hiley Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great God, when I approach thy throne
Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

GLASGOW (Root)


[Great God, when I approach thy throne]


EVAN (Havergal)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list.

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Timeline

Instances

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A Selection of Hymns #163

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #408

Book of Common Praise #d168

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d285

Glory Songs #16

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Great Revival Hymns #137

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Great Revival Hymns No. 2 #134

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #566

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #487

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #566

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d96

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d358

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Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern #217

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Laudes Domini #267

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Laudes Domini #570

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Laudes Domini #237

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #628

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d145

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b456

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #456

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #456

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #456

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Songs for the Sanctuary #456

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Songs for the Sanctuary #456

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Songs for the Sanctuary #456

Songs of Calvary and Pentecost #d36

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Songs of the Church #248

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #427

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #143.427

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The Baptist Hymn Book #427

The Book of Common Praise #d174

The Book of Praise #d242

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #226

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d281

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #253

The Great Redemption in Songs New and Selected #d75

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The New Laudes Domini #581

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The Otterbein Hymnal #122

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The People's Hymnal #122

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #444

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The Standard Church Hymnal #350

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Worship in the School Room #137

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