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Help us to help each other, Lord

Full Text

1 Help us to help each other, Lord,
each other's cross to bear;
let each his friendly aid afford,
and feel another's care.

2 Up into thee, our living head,
let us in all things grow,
and by thy sacrifice be led
the fruits of love to show.

3 Touched by the lodestone of thy love
let all our hearts agree;
and ever towards each other move,
and ever move towards thee.

4 This is the bond of perfectness,
thy spotless charity.
O let us still, we pray, possess
the mind that was in thee.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #657

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Tune

DUNFERMLINE

DUNFERMLINE is one of the "common" tunes from Andro Hart's psalter The CL Psalms of David, Edinburgh (l615)–a "common" tune was one that was not matched with a specific text in a songbook. Millar Patrick, author of Four Centuries of Scottish Psalmody (London, 1949) and The Story of the Church's So…

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CHRISTMAS (Handel)


BALERMA (Barthélemon)


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #657Text
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #299
Church Family Worship #439
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #523
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #461Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #275Text
Hymnal: A Worship Book #362
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #374
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #540
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #208
Small Church Music #2766Audio
Include 49 pre-1979 instances



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