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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

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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Timeline

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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