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The Pastor's Wish for his People

My brethren from my heart beloved

Author: Thomas Gibbons (1782)
Published in 37 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My brethren from my heart belov'd,
Whose welfare fills my daily care,
My present joy, my future crown,
The word of exhortation hear.

2 Stand fast upon the solid rock
Of the Redeemer's righteousness:
Adorn the gospel with your lives,
And practice what your lips profess.

3 With pleasure meditate the hour,
When he, descending from the skies,
Shall bid your bodies, mean and vile,
In his all-glorious image rise.

4 Glory in his dear, honor'd name,
To him inviolably cleave;
Your all he purchas'd by his blood,
Nor let him less than all receive.

5 Such is your pastor's faithful charge,
Whose soul desires not yours, but you;
O may he, at the Lord's right hand,
Himself and all his people view!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #341

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My brethren from my heart beloved
Title: The Pastor's Wish for his People
Author: Thomas Gibbons (1782)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #341

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #313

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCCL

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCCL

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #416

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A Selection of Hymns #CDXVI

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Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d322

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d88

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #563

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #402

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d361

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The Primitive Hymns #d384

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The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d108

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