Lord, before thy presence come

Lord, before thy presence come

Author: John Taylor
Tune: NASHVILLE (Ball)
Published in 62 hymnals

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Lord, before Thy presence come,
Bow we down with holy fear;
Call our erring footsteps home,
Let us feel that Thou art near.

Wandering thoughts and languid powers
Come not where devotion kneels;
Let the soul expand her stores,
Glowing with the joy she feels.

At the portals of Thine house,
We resign our earth-born cares;
Nobler thoughts our souls engross,
Songs of praise and fervent prayers.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #17

Author: John Taylor

Taylor, John, born July 30, 1750, was the son of Richard Taylor, of Norwich, and grandson of Dr. John Taylor (1694-1761, the eminent Hebrew scholar, who was for many years minister of the Octagon Chapel, Norwich, and afterwards Divinity tutor at the Warrington Academy. Dr. Taylor published A Collection of Tunes in Various Airs, one of the first collections of its kind, and his grandson was one of the most musical of Unitarian hymn-writers). Young Taylor, after serving his apprenticeship in his native place, was for two years in a banking house in London, at which time he was an occasional poetical contributor to the Morning Chronicle. In 1773 he returned to Norwich, where he spent the rest of his life, first as a manufacturer, and afterward… Go to person page >

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Author: John Taylor

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #17

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #17

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #18

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #13

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #13

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #13

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #13

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #13

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #13

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #XIX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #17

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #21

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #21

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #21

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #21

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #90

Heart and Voice #d145

Heart and Voice #d147

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d362

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #49

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #24

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #31

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d252

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #28

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #28

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #10

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #10

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #35

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Hymns of the Spirit #47

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d138

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d151

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d105

Melodies of Heaven #d77

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National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #140

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d358

School and College Hymnal #d77

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Services for Congregational Worship #31a

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Services for Congregational Worship #31b

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Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #68

The Carol #d114

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d208

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d204

The Gospel Hymnal #d345

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The Gospel Psalmist #10

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The Harp #159

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d140

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d218

The Sabbath School Lyre #d84

The Saints' Harp #d529

The Tabernacle #d173

Vestry Songs #d115

Young People's Catholic Hymn Book #d46

Youthful Voices #d127

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