My gracious Lord, I own thy rightAuthor: Philip Doddridge
Published in 234 hymnals
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1 My gracious Lord, I own thy right
to ev'ry service I can pay;
and call it my supreme delight
to hear thy dictates and obey.
2 What is my being but for thee,
its sure support, its noblest end,
thy ever-smiling face to see
and serve the cause of such a friend?
3 I would not breathe for worldly joy,
or to increase my worldly good,
nor future days or pow'rs employ
to spread a sounding name abroad;
4 But to my Saviour I would live,
to him who for my ransom died;
nor could untainted Eden give
such bliss as blossoms at his side.
5 His work my later tears shall bless,
when youthful vigour is no more,
and my last hour of life confess
his love hath animating pow'r.
Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #459
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My gracious Lord, I own Thy right. P. Doddridge. [The Service of Christ a delight.] Published by Job Orton in his posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, 1755, No. 294, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Christ's Service the fruit of our Labours on earth:" also given in J. D. Humphreys’s edition of the same, 1839, No. 320. Its use, especially in America, is extensive. Sometimes it is given as “All-gracious Lord, I own Thy right," as in the Unitarian Hymns of The Spirit, Boston, U.S.A., 1864.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #459||My gracious Lord||My gracious Lord, I own thy right||WARRINGTON||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||LM||2000||The Journey of Life | ; The Serving Community ||
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #741||My gracious Lord, I own thy right||My gracious Lord, I own thy right||WARRINGTON||Philip Doddridge||1983|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #439||My gracious Lord, I own thy right||My gracious Lord, I own thy right||Philip Doddridge||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4228||My Gracious Lord, I Own Thy Right||My gracious Lord, I own Thy right||HOLBORN HILL||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||LM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures</cite>, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|