Lord, Who Shall Sit Beside Thee?

Representative Text

1 Lord, who shall sit beside thee,
Enthroned on either hand,
When clouds no longer hide thee,
'Mid all thy faithful band?

2 Who drinks the cup of sorrow
Thy Father gave to thee
'Neath shadows of the morrow
In dark Gethsemane;

3 Who on thy Passion thinking
Can find in loss a gain,
And dare to meet unshrinking
Thy baptism of pain.

4 O Jesu, form within us
Thy likeness clear and true;
By thine example win us
To suffer and to do.

5 This law itself fulfilleth,--
Christlike to Christ is nigh,
And, where the Father willeth,
Shall sit with Christ on high.

Source: The New English Hymnal #175

Author: William Romanis

Romanis, William, M.A., born in 1824, and educated at Emmanuel College, Camb., B.A. in honours, 1846, M.A. 1849, D. 1847, P. 1848. From 1846 to 1856 he was Assistant Master in the Classical Dept. of Cheltenham College. Subsequently he was Curate of Axminster; then of St. Mary's, Reading. In 1863 he became Vicar of Wigston Magna, Leicester, and in 1888 of Twyford, Hants. He retired from active work in 1895, and died in 1899. His Sermons Preached at St. Mary's, Reading, were published in 1862; 2nd series, 1864. His hymns in common use are:— 1. Dark lies before us, hid from mortal view. [For Divine Guidance.] 2. Lord, who shall sit beside Thee? [SS. James and John.] 3. Round me falls the night. [Evening.] These hymns appeared… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, who shall sit beside thee
Title: Lord, Who Shall Sit Beside Thee?
Author: William Romanis (1878)
Language: English



Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) composed this short chorale tune, published as a setting for the anonymous funeral hymn "Christus, der ist mein Leben" ("For Me to Live Is Jesus") in Vulpius's Ein Schön Geistlich Gesangbuch (1609). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) based his Cantata 95 on this tune and provided two…

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