Lord, Let Me Make This Rule

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Lord, let me make this rule
To think of life as school,
And try my best
To stand each test
And do my work
And nothing shirk.


Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #157

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock

Babcock, Maltbie Davenport, D.D., was born at Syracuse, N.Y., Aug. 3, 1858. Graduating from Syracuse University, he was ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry and was pastor of churches in Lockport, N.Y., Baltimore, and N.Y. City. He died at Naples, Italy, May 18th, 1901. He was richly gifted, and his short career was memorable for the extraordinary influence of his personality and his preaching. Extracts from his sermons and poems were published in 1901 as Thoughts for Every Day Living; and his Biography by Dr. C. E. Robinson in 1904. He contributed to the Presbyterian School Hymnal, 1899, the following hymns:— 1. Gaily the bells are ringing. Faster. 2. O blessed Saviour, Lord of love. Unto Me. 3. Shining Sun, shining sun.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, let me make this rule
Title: Lord, Let Me Make This Rule
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #157

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