We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

Holy Lord, our hearts prepare

Holy Lord, our hearts prepare

Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Published in 30 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Holy Lord, our hearts prepare
For the work of solemn prayer;
Grant, that while we bend the knee,
All our thoughts may turn to thee;
Let thy presence here be found,
Breathing peace and joy around.

2 While we come around thy throne,
Make thy power and glory known;
As thy children, may we call
On our Father, Lord of all,
And with confidence and fear
At thy footstool now appear.

3 Teach us, while we breathe our woes,
On thy promise to repose;
All thy tender love to trace
In the Saviour's work of grace;
Let us all, in faith, depend
On a gracious God and Friend.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #311

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: Holy Lord, our hearts prepare
Author: William Hiley Bathurst
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 30 of 30)
Page Scan

American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a24

Page Scan

American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa24

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d107

Page Scan

Church Melodies #736

Page Scan

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #29

Page Scan

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #29

Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d77

Page Scan

Songs for Social and Public Worship #775

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d149

Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d56

Page Scan

The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #57a

Page Scan

The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #24

The Book of Praise #d286

Page Scan

The Christian Hymn Book #576

Page Scan

The Congregational Hymn Book #355

Page Scan

The Harp #1083

Page Scan

The Harp. 2nd ed. #a1083

The Modern Psalmist #d102

The Sabbath Chimes #d102

Page Scan

The Sabbath School Harp #9

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d107

The Sabbath School Lyre #d55

Page Scan

The Sabbath School Lyre #149

Page Scan

The Sunday School Chant and Tune Book #69

The Vestry Hymn Book #d173

TextPage Scan

The Voice of Praise #311

Uplifting Songs, New and Old #d67

Vestry Songs #d89

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.