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Lord Jesus, when I think of Thee, Of all Thy love and grace

Lord Jesus, when I think of Thee, Of all Thy love and grace

Author: James G. Deck
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord Jesus! when I think of thee,
Of all thy love and grace,
My spirit longs and fain would see
Thy beauty, face to face.

2 And though the wilderness I tread,
A barren, thirsty ground,
With thorns and briars overspread,
Where foes and snares abound;--

3 Yet in thy love such depths I see,
My soul o'erflows with praise--
Contents itself, while, Lord, to thee
A joyful song I raise.

4 My Lord, my Life, my Rest, my Shield,
My Rock, my Food, my Light;
Each thought of thee doth constant yield
Unchanging, fresh delight.

5 My Saviour, keep my spirit stayed,
Hard following after thee;
Till I, in robes of white arrayed,
Thy face in glory see.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #190

Author: James G. Deck

Deck, James George, eldest son of John Deck, of Bury St. Edmunds, was born in 1802 and educated for the army, and became an officer in the Indian service. Retiring from the army, and having joined the Plymouth Brethren, he undertook, in 1843, the charge of a congregation of that body, at Wellington, Somerset. In 1852 be went abroad and settled in New Zealand. His hymns were published in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1837-1838; Psalms and Hymns, &c, London, Walther (containing those in the former collection), 1842; the Wellington Hymn Book, 1857; Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1860. Of his hymns now in use outside his own denomination, the greater part appeared in the 1837-1838 book, and are found in his brother-in-law's (Dr. Walker's) Chelte… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord Jesus, when I think of Thee, Of all Thy love and grace
Author: James G. Deck
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

LAMBETH (Schulthes)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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HUMMEL (Zeuner)


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Gospel Hymns #d316

Hymns of Worship and Remembrance #d155

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Laudes Domini #190

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Laudes Domini #346

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The New Laudes Domini #380

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