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I am not worthy, holy Lord

Full Text

1 I am not worthy, holy Lord,
That Thou shouldst come to me;
Speak but the word: one gracious word
Can set the sinner free.

2 I am not worthy; cold and bare
The lodging of my soul;
How canst thou deign to enter there?
Lord, speak, and make me whole.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal #498

Author: H. W. Baker

Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am not worthy, holy Lord
Author: H. W. Baker (1875)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

I am not worthy, Holy Lord. Sir H. W. Baker. [Holy Communion.] Written for and first published in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1875. It is also in several other hymnals.

--John Julian Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #2727
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Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #419
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #407
Small Church Music #2901Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2727TextScoreAudio
Include 56 pre-1979 instances



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