Lord, when before thy throne we meet

Lord, when before thy throne we meet

Author: Tressilian G. Nicholas
Tune: WESSEX (Hopkins)
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 Lord, when before Thy throne we meet,
Thy goodness to adore,
From heaven, the eternal mercy-seat,
On us Thy blessing pour,
And make our inmost souls to be
A habitation meet for Thee.

2 Thy Body for our ransom given,
Thy Blood in mercy shed,--
With this immortal food from heaven,
Lord, let our souls be fed:
And as we round Thine altar kneel,
Help us Thy quickening grace to feel.

3 Be Thou, O Holy Spirit, nigh;
Accept the humble prayer,
The contrite soul's repentant sigh,
The sinner's heartfelt tear;
And let our adoration rise
As fragrant incense to the skies.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #332

Author: Tressilian G. Nicholas

Nicholas, Tressilian George, M.A., son of the Rev. George Nicholas, LL.D., was born in London, April 14, 1822, and educated at Wadham College, Oxford, (B.A. in honours, 1843, M.A. 1846.) On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of St. Lawrence, Reading, 1845; Incumbent of West Molesey, 1846; and Vicar of Lower Halstow, 1859. In 1863 he returned to West Molesey. He contributed several poetical pieces to the Church of England Magazine. These were collected and published as Poemsin 1851. From this work his well-known and extensively used hymn for Holy Communion, "Lord, when before Thy throne we meet," was taken. It is part of a poem which was printed in the Church of England Magazine for Jan. 6, 1838. It is usually given in 3 st. of 6 1., and of… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, when before thy throne we meet
Author: Tressilian G. Nicholas
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Church of England Hymn Book #509

Anglican Hymn Book #156

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #266

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Church Book #332

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Church Book #332

Church Hymnal, Third Edition #218

Hymns for Public Worship in the Diocese of Fredericton. 2nd ed. #d117

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Hymns for the Reformed Church in the United States #426

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Hymns for the Worship of God #166

Selections from the Book of Worship with Tunes #d54

The Book of Praise #d197

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The Book of Worship #308

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The College Hymnal #252

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d285

The Parish School Hymnal #d193

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #697

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #697

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