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Lord, bless the songs thy people sing

Lord, bless the songs thy people sing

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Lord, bless the songs thy people sing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lord, bless the songs thy people sing,
Attune our hearts to praise;
Accept the tribute which we bring;
With gladness crown our days.

O bless the songs thy people sing,
And hear the pray’rs that rise;
We praise thee for the tender care
Thy wondrous love supplies.

2 O hear the pray’rs that shall ascend
On wings of faith to thee,
And answer, as thou seeest best,
Our most imperfect plea. [Refrain]

3 O lead our lives till they shall blend
As one with him we love,
Until our weary feet shall tread
The realms of peace above. [Refrain]

Source: Songs for All #3

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, bless the songs thy people sing
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: O bless the songs thy people sing


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Songs for All #3

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Songs of Love Divine #3

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