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Lord, at thy feet in dust I lie

Lord, at thy feet in dust I lie

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 23 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord, at thy feet in dust I lie,
And knock at mercy's door;
With humble heart and weeping eye,
Thy favor I implore.

2 On me, O Lord, do thou display
Thy rich, forgiving love;
O take my heinous guilt away,
This heavy load remove.

3 Without thy grace, I sink oppress'd
Down to the gates of hell;
O give my troubled spirit rest,
And all my fears dispel.

4 'Tis mercy, mercy, I implore,
O may thy bowels move:
Thy grace is an exhaustless store,
And thou thyself art love.

5 Should I at last in heaven appear,
To join thy saints above;
I'll shout that mercy brought me there,
And sing thy bleeding love.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #194

Author: Simon Browne

Simon Browne was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, about 1680. He began to preach as an "Independent" before he was twenty years of age, and was soon after settled at Portsmouth. In 1716, he became pastor in London. In 1723, he met with some misfortunes, which preyed upon his mind, and produced that singular case of monomania, recorded in the text-books of Mental Philosophy; he thought that God had "annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness." "Notwithstanding," says Toplady, "instead of having no soul, he wrote, reasoned, and prayed as if he had two." He died in 1732. His publications number twenty-three, of which some are still in repute. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, at thy feet in dust I lie
Author: Simon Browne

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #194

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d150

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Evangelical Hymns #179

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Hymns for Social Worship #86

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #290

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d247

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Hymns #290

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Hymns #290

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Hymns #290

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Hymns #290

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #267

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CCXLVIII

The Good Old Songs #d324

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H319

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d150

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Hymns, Selected and Original #290

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