Lord of my [our] life, Whose tender care. [Evening.] This hymn appeared in the Church of England Magazine, February, 1838, and was signed "Ώ Chelsea." It was included in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Hymns for Public Worship, 1852, No. 156; and since then it has passed into a large number of hymn-books in G. Britain and America, and sometimes as “Lord of our life," &c, as in Kennedy, 1863. [William T. Brooke]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
O JESU first appeared in an organ collection, Sammlung alter und neuer Melodien evangelischen Lieder (1747), compiled by Johann B. Reimann for use with texts found in the Hirschberger evangelischen Gesangbuch (1741). Often attributed to Reimann, the tune was set to "O Jesu, warum legst du mir so vie…
Display Title: Lord of My Life, Whose Tender CareFirst Line: Lord of mylife, whose tender careTune Title: O JESU, WARUM LEGST DU MIRMeter: 86 86 88Date: 1993Subject: Opening of Service |Source: Church of England Magazine, London, 1838, alt.
Display Title: Lord of My Life!First Line: Lord of my life! Whose tender careTune Title: WESSEXAuthor: UnknownMeter: 86.86.88Source: Appeared in Church of England Magazine, February 1838, signed Ω Chelsea