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Lord of life, on this thy day

Lord of life, on this thy day

Author: J. B. Atchinson
Tune: [Lord of life, on this Thy day]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lord of life, on this Thy day,
We have met to praise and pray;
Gather us, O God our king,
’Neath the shadow of Thy wing.

Refrain:
Brightest day of all the seven,
Type of endless day in Heaven,
On this day, with heavenly bread,
May we, Lord, by Thee be fed.

2 May our praises to Thee given,
Mingle with the songs of Heaven;
May our prayers, like incense, be
Pleasing as they rise to Thee. [Refrain]

3 Close, O Christ, to Thee we draw;
Clear to us now make Thy law;
Open Thou our eyes to see
How each lesson points to Thee. [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10143

Author: J. B. Atchinson

Atchinson, Jonathan Bush, born at Wilson, New York, Feb. 17, 1840, and "licensed as a Methodist Preacher," Sept. 6, 1874. Of his hymns the following are the best known:— 1. Behold the stone is rolled away. [Easter.] This was Mr. Atchinson's first hymn. It appeared in the Sunday School Times, Dec. 1874. It is not in use in Great Britain. 2. Fully persuaded, Lord, I believe. [Faith.] Written in 1874 or 1875, and first published in Gospel Hymns, No. 1. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 149, with music by W. F. Sherwin. 3. I have read of a beautiful city. [Heaven.] Written about the same time as the former, and published in Gospel Hymns. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 4… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord of life, on this thy day
Author: J. B. Atchinson
Refrain First Line: Brightest day of all the seven
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #10143
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10143

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