1 Help us, O Lord, Thy name to love,
Help us to love Thy word,
Aid us to meekly follow Thee,
Thou ever blessed Lord;
Shine on our souls, O brightest sun,
Warm us with heav'n's own rays,
So may we ever more be found
Walking in heav'nly ways.
2 Help us to do Thy holy will,
Whate'er that will may be,
Shadow or sunshine, blessed One,
So that it pleaseth Thee;
Give to our souls the peace which comes
From serving Thee, O Lord,
So may we find when done for thee,
Work is it own reward.
L.P.M. (1905, April 12). Obituary. New Church Messenger, p.209.
Murray.--At Cincinnati, March 10, 1905, James Ramsey Murray. Funeral services in the Church of the New Jersualem, March 13th.
James R. Murray was widely known in the musical world as the author of many songs and song books, and in the New Church in Chicago and Cincinnati as an affectionate, intelligent, and loyal New Churchman.
He was born in Andover (Ballard Vale), Mass., March 17, 1841. In early life he developed musical talent, and composed many minor pieces for local and special occasions. Later at North Reading, Mass., he attended Dr. George F. Root's School of Music, and was associated with William Bradbury and Dr. Lowell Mason. He enlisted in the Fourteenth Regi… Go to person page >