Jesus, grant me this, I pray

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1 Jesu, grant me this, I pray,
ever in thy heart to stay;
let me evermore abide
hidden in thy wounded side.

2 If the world or Satan lay
tempting snares about my way,
I am safe when I abide
in thy heart and wounded side.

3 If the flesh, more dangerous still,
tempt my soul to deeds of ill,
naught I fear when I abide
in thy heart and wounded side.

4 Death will come one day to me;
Jesu, cast me not from thee:
dying let me still abide
in thy heart and wounded side.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #126

Translator: 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: Jesus, grant me this, I pray
Latin Title: Dignare me, O Jesu, rogo te
Translator: H. W. Baker
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Orlando Gibbons (PHH 167) composed SONG 13 in soprano and bass parts. Used as a setting for a text from the Song of Songs, the tune was published in George Withers' Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1623) as hymn number 13 (hence the tune name). As in other hymnals, the melody is presented in a simpli…

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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Ancient and Modern #126

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #367

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #212

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Common Praise #110

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #342

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CPWI Hymnal #484

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #136

Hymns Old and New #260


The Cyber Hymnal #3318


The New English Hymnal #382

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