I dared not hope that thou wouldst deignAuthor: Edwin Hatch
Published in 8 hymnals
Printable scores: PDF, MusicXMLAudio files: MIDI, Recording
1. I dared not hope that Thou wouldst deign to come
And make this lowly heart of mine Thy home,
That Thou wouldst deign, O King of kings, to be
E’en for one hour a sojourner in me;
Yet art Thou always here to help, and bless,
And lift the load of my great sinfulness.
2. I dared not ever hope for such a Guide
To walk with me my faltering steps beside,
To help me when I fall, and when I stray
Constrain me gently to the better way;
Yet art Thou always at my side to be
A Counselor and a Comforter to me.
3. I do not always go where Thou dost lead,
I do not always Thy soft whispers heed;
I follow other lights, and, in my sin,
I vex with many a slight my Friend within:
Yet Thou dost not, though grieved, from me depart,
But guardest still Thy place within my heart.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2762
I dared not hope that Thou wouldst deign to come. Edwin Hatch. [The Holy Spirit.] From his Towards Fields of Light, 1890, p. 25. It is usually given as in Horder's Hymns Supp. to Existing Collections, 1894, “I dare not hope that Thou," &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #2137||Nachtlied||I dared not hope thatThou wouldst deign to come||NACHTLIED||Edwin Hatch||10.10.10.10.10.10|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2762||I Dared Not Hope||I dared not hope that Thou wouldst deign to come||NACHTLIED||Edwin Hatch, 1835-1889||10.10.10.10.10.10|