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Lord of my life, whose tender care

Lord of my life, whose tender care

Author: Ω Chelsea (1838)
Published in 45 hymnals

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1 Lord of my life, whose tender care
Has led me on till now,
Here lowly, at the hour of prayer,
Before your throne I bow.
I bless your gracious hand and pray
Forgiveness for another day.

2 Oh, may I daily, hourly, strive
In heav'nly grace to grow,
To you and to your glory live,
Dead to all else below!
Tread in the path my Savior trod,
Though thorny, yet the path of God.

3 To you my humble praise I bring
For mercies day by day.
Lord, teach my heart your love to sing;
Lord, teach me how to pray.
All that I have and e'er can do
I'll use to serve and honor you.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #232

Author: Ω Chelsea

Presumably a pseudonym, this was the ascription when "Lord of my life, Whose tender care" was published in the Church of England Magazine, 1838. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord of my life, whose tender care
Author: Ω Chelsea (1838)
Meter: 8.6
Source: "Omega," Chelsea, 1828


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)


[Lord of my life, whose tender care]


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…

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The Cyber Hymnal #3883
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