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In all my Lord's appointed ways

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1 In all my Lord’s appointed ways,
My journey I’ll pursue;
"Hinder me not," ye much loved saints,
For I must go with you.

2 Through floods and flames, if Jesus lead,
I’ll follow where he goes;
"Hinder me not," shall be my cry,
Though earth and hell oppose.

3 "Stay," says the world, "and taste awhile
"My every pleasant sweet;"
"Hinder me not," my soul replies,
"Because the way is great."

4 "Stay," Satan my old master cries,
"Or force shall thee detain;"
"Hinder me not, I will be gone,
My God has broke thy chain."

5 Through duty and through trials too,
I’ll go at his command;
"Hinder me not, for I am bound
To my Immanuel’s land."

6 And when my Saviour calls me home,
Still this my cry shall be,
"Hinder me not, come welcome death,
I’ll gladly go with thee."

Source: A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #298

Author: John Ryland

Ryland, John, D.D., son of Rev. John Collett Ryland, was born at Warwick, Jan. 29, 1753. At that time his father was Baptist minister at Warwick, but in 1759 removed to Northampton. "J. Ryland, junior," as for many years he was accustomed to subscribe himself, was in 1781 ordained co-pastor with his father at Northampton. In 1794 he accepted the presidency of the Baptist College and the pastorate of the church in Broadmead, Bristol, and these offices he retained until his death on June 25, 1825. Dr. Ryland was a man of considerable literary culture, and received the degree of D.D. from Brown University, Rhode Island. He was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society, and for the three years following the death of Rev. A. Fuller,… Go to person page >

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First Line: In all my Lord's appointed ways
Author: John Ryland



Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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