Lord Jesus Christ for love of thee

Lord Jesus Christ for love of thee

Author: Walter J. Mathams
Tune: BISHOPGARTH
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord Jesus Christ! For love of thee,
And by thy grace enduring,
They fought of old the goodly fight,
Our larger life ensuring;
For thee with soul of sacrifice
Iniquity assailing,
They did thy work, they wrought thy will,
And left thy Cross prevailing.

2 Lord Jesus Christ! For love of thee,
With that same grace inspiring,
We take thy banner from their hands,
To higher deeds aspiring;
For thee we front the force of sin,
With faith and hope unfailing,
Grant us our fathers’ blessing still,
To see thy Cross prevailing.

3 Lord Jesus Christ! For love of thee,
With that same grace sustaining,
Behind us march our eager sons,
Each tempting truce disdaining;
For thee with flashing eyes they move,
Thy future glory hailing,
O let them win the golden dream,
And see thy Cross prevailing.

4 Lord Jesus Christ! For love of thee,
And by thy grace abounding,
Our triumph song through earth and heaven
At last shall be resounding;
‘Glory and honor to the Lamb
For all his store travailing,
Forever and forevermore
His Cross shall be prevailing.’

Source: Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #206

Author: Walter J. Mathams

Mathams, Walter John, was born in London, Oct. 30, 1853. Early in life he went to sea; but on returning through Palestine to England he began to study for the Ministry. In 1874 he entered the Regent's Park Baptist College as a Student, and subsequently had a pastoral charge at Preston, Lancashire. In 1879, his health failing, he went for a time to Australia and other places. Returning to England, he became, in 1883, minister at Falkirk, Scotland, and in 1888, at Birmingham. Whilst a student, he published a small volume of hymns and poems as At Jesus' Feet, (1876). He is also the author of several religious books of a popular character, as: Fireside Parables, 1879; Sunday Parables, 1883, &c. His principal hymns are:— 1. Bright falls the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord Jesus Christ for love of thee
Author: Walter J. Mathams

Tune

BISHOPGARTH

Sullivan composed the tune for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign; hence a few hymnals call it JUBILEE.

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CONSTANCE (Sullivan)

Arthur S. Sullivan (PHH 46) composed CONSTANCE for James G. Small's hymn text "I've Found a Friend, O Such a Friend"; the sentiment of that text explains the tune title. That text and tune were published in the Swedenborgian New Church Hymn Book (1874). CONSTANCE is a solid Victorian tune with a fi…

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Instances

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Elmhurst Hymnal #256

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #610

Worship and Song #d143

Worship and Song Edition B #ad143

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #206

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