Lord, this day Thy children meet

Lord, this day Thy children meet

Author: William Walsham How
Published in 69 hymnals

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1 Lord, this day Thy children meet
In Thy house with willing feet;
Unto Thee this day they raise
Grateful hearts in hymns of praise.

2 Not alone the day of rest
With Thy worship shall be blest,
In our pleasure and our glee,
Lord, we would remember Thee.

3 All our pleasures here below,
Saviour, from Thy mercy flow,
Little children Thou dost love;
Draw our hearts to Thee above.

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #41

Author: William Walsham How

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, this day Thy children meet
Author: William Walsham How
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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