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Lord, we come before thee now

Representative Text

1 Lord, we come before Thee now,
At Thy feet we humbly bow;
O do not our suit disdain!
Shall we seek Thee, Lord, in vain?

2 In Thine own appointed way,
Now we seek Thee, here we stay;
Lord from hence we would not go,
Till a blessing Thou bestow.

3 Grant that all may seek and find
Thee a God supremely kind;
Heal the sick, the captive free.
Let us all rejoice in Thee.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #50b

Author: William Hammond

Hammond, William, B.A, born at Battle, Sussex, Jan. 6, 1719, and educated at St. John's College, Cambridge. In 1743 he joined the Calvinistic Methodists; and in 1745, the Moravian Brethren. He died in London, Aug. 19, 1783, and was buried in the Moravian burial-ground, Sloane Street, Chelsea. He left an Autobiography in Greek, which remains unpublished. His original hymns, together with his translations from the Latin, were published in his:— Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs. To which is prefix'd A Preface, giving some Account of a Weak Faith, and a Full Assurance of Faith; and briefly stating the Doctrine of Sanctification; and shewing a Christian's Completeness, Perfection, and Happiness in Christ. By William Hammond, A.B., late of… Go to person page >

Notes

Lord, we come before Thee now. W. Hammond. [Public Worship.] First published in his Psalms & Hymns, 1745, p. 32, in 8 stanzas of 8 lines. In 1760 M. Madan reduced it to 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and as such it was given in his Psalms & Hymns of that year, No. 121. From this arrangement of the hymn most modern editors have taken their text. Original in Lyra Britannica 1867.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

HENDON

HENDON was composed by Henri A. Cesar Malan (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1787; d. Vandoeuvres, Switzerland, 1864) and included in a series of his own hymn texts and tunes that he began to publish in France in 1823, and which ultimately became his great hymnal Chants de Sion (1841). HENDON is thought to…

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PLEYEL'S HYMN


ST. BEES (Dykes)


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The Cyber Hymnal #3973
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A Selection of Plain Tunes, Set Pieces, and Anthems from Indian Melodies #33b

Ambassador Hymnal #241

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #184

Great Songs of the Church #4

Hymns of the Saints #10

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Melodies of Salvation #24

The Baptist Hymnal #33

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The Cyber Hymnal #3973

Text

The Sacred Harp #50b

The Sacred Harp #70a

Include 733 pre-1979 instances
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