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Lord, when at thy command

Lord, when at thy command

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: LEOMINSTER (Martin)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 LORD, when at Thy command,
The word of life we sow,
Watered by Thy almighty hand,
The seed shall surely grow:
The virtue of Thy grace
A large increase shall give,
And multiply the faithful race
Who to Thy glory live.

2 Now then the ceaseless shower
Of Gospel blessings send,
And let the soul-converting power
Thy ministers attend;
On multitudes confer
The heart-renewing love,
And by the joy of grace prepare
For fuller joys above.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #487

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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Tune

LEOMINSTER (Martin)

George William Martin (b. London, England, 1825; d. London, 1881) composed LEOMINSTER, named for a town in the county of Hereford and Worcester (formerly Herefordshire), England. The tune was first published in The Journal of Part Music (vol. 2, 1862), in which it was titled THE PILGRIM'S SONG. Mart…

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Instances

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #352

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #d315

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d265

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #487

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