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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