Lord, Before Thy Throne We Bend

Lord, before Thy throne we bend

Author: John Bowdler
Published in 37 hymnals

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1 Lord, before Thy throne we bend;
Now to Thee our prayers ascend:
Servants to our master true,
Lo! we yield Thee homage due:
Children, to Thy throne we fly,
Abba, Father, hear our cry!

2 Low before Thee, Lord! we bow;
We are weak—but mighty Thou;
Sore distressed, yet suppliant still,
Here we wait Thy holy will;
Bound to earth, and rooted here,
Till our Savior God appear.

3 Leave us not beneath the power
Of temptation’s darkest hour:
Swift to seal their captives’ doom,
Se our foes exulting come!
Jesus, Savior! yet be nigh,
Lord of life and victory.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8493

Author: John Bowdler

John Bowlder was born in London, in 1783. He was educated at Winchester College, and entered the legal profession. As a barrister, he gave unusual promise of eminence; but died in 1815, at the age of thirty-two. His miscellaneous writings were published in 1816, by his father, under the title of "Select Pieces of Prose and Verse." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, before Thy throne we bend
Title: Lord, Before Thy Throne We Bend
Author: John Bowdler
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



From Blumenthal's piano piece "Les Deux Anges," Opus 8, adapted as a hymn tune by Frederic W. Root.

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HALLE (Haydn 11112)




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