Lord, to whom except to thee

Lord, to whom except to thee

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Lord, to whom except to Thee
Shall our wandering spirits go,
Thee Whom it is light to see,
And eternal life to know?

2 Lord, to whom except to Thee
Shall we go when ills betide?
Who except Thyself can be
Hope and help and strength and guide?

3 Who can cleanse the soul from sin,
Hear the prayer, and seal the vow?
Who can fill the void within,
Bless├Ęd Saviour, who but Thou?

4 Therefore evermore I'll give
Thanks and praise, my God, to Thee;
Evermore in Thee I live,
Evermore live Thou in me.

Amen.

Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #370

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, to whom except to thee
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Copyright: Public Domain

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #370

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Songs of the Christian Life #224

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The Book of Common Praise #263

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The Book of Worship #429

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d283

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