Let thy grace, Lord, make me lowly

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1 Let Thy grace, Lord, make me lowly,
Humble all my swelling pride;
Fallen, guilty, and unholy,
Greatness from mine eyes I'll hide;
I'll forbid my vain aspiring,
Nor at early honors aim,
No ambitious heights desiring
Far above my humble claim.

2 Weaned from earth's delusive pleasures
In Thy love I'll seek for mine;
Placed in heav'n my nobler treasures,
Earth I quietly resign;
Thus the transient world despising,
On the Lord my hopes rely;
Thus my joys from Him arising
Like Himself shall never die.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #272

Author: William Goode

Goode, William, M.A., born in Buckingham, April 2, 1762, and received his early education, first in that town, and then under the care of the Rev. T. Bull, a Dissenting minister, at Newport Pagnel. Having a strong inclination for Holy Orders, he left the business in which he was engaged with his father, and, in 1780, entered Magdalen Hall, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1784, and M.A., 1787. On taking Holy Orders in 1786, he became curate of Abbots Langley, Herts; then of St. Ann's, Blackfriars, and subsequently rector of the latter parish, adding thereto one or two lectureships. He died April 15, 1816. Mr. Goode's interest in foreign mission work was very earnest, and took a practical turn in assisting to found the Church Missionary So… Go to person page >

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SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d184

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A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #202

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d151

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #302

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d289

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #P131b

Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d138

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d183

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Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #219

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #P131.2

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #883

Songs for the New Life #d346

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #631


The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #272

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #557

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d179

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #674

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #674

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #753

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #235a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d561

The Southern Psalmist #d443

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d465

The Vestry Hymn Book #d255

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