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Lord, when in Simon's house of yore

Lord, when in Simon's house of yore

Author: Sarah Edwards Henshaw
Tune: BERA (Gould)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Lord when in Simon's house of yore,
Thou with Thy friends didst sit at meat,
Mary the precious spikenard bore,
And poured it at Thy sacred feet.

2 Like incense sweet, the perfume rare
Rose through the house, and sought the skies;
And Thou didst own with blessings there
A woman's loving sacrifice.

3 So unto Thee, O Lord, this day,
A year of labor here we bring;
So at Thy feet the gift we lay;
Accept, O Lord, the offering.

Amen.

The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: Sarah Edwards Henshaw

Born: September 18, 1822, Brooklyn, Windham, Connecticut. Died: August 30, 1894. Daughter of Edwin Tyler and Alla Mary Edwards, Sarah married Edward Carrington Henshaw in 1849, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In the American civil war, during which Edward commanded "Henshaw’s Battery," Sarah lived in Ottawa, Illinois. There, she helped organize an aid society and served as its secretary. Later, she became associate manager of the Sanitary Commission in Chicago, Illinois, and was elected to write the history of its work; she called her book Our Branch and Its Tributaries. After her husband’s death in 1872, Sarah moved to California to be nearer to her brother’s estate and her son Edward. The 1880 census shows her living in Oakland, Ca… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, when in Simon's house of yore
Author: Sarah Edwards Henshaw
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4112
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