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My Lord, My Master, At Thy Feet Adoring

My Lord, my Master, at Thy feet adoring

Translator: Thomas Benson Pollock; Author: Jacques Bridaine
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 My Lord, my Master, at thy feet adoring,
I see thee bowed beneath thy load of woe:
for me, a sinner, is thy life-blood pouring;
for thee, my Saviour, scarce my tears will flow.

2 Thine own disciple to the Jews has sold thee,
with friendship's kiss and loyal word he came;
how oft of faithful love my lips have told thee,
while thou hast seen my falsehood and my shame!

3 With taunts and scoffs they mock what seems thy weakness,
with blows and outrage adding pain to pain;
thou art unmoved and steadfast in thy meekness;
when I am wronged, how quickly I complain!

4 My Lord, my Saviour, when I see thee wearing
upon thy bleeding brow the crown of thorn,
shall I for pleasure live, or shrink from bearing
whate'er my lot may be of pain or scorn?

5 O victim of thy love! O pangs most healing!
O saving death! O wounds that I adore!
O shame most glorious! Christ, before thee kneeling,
I pray thee keep me thine for evermore.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #140a

Translator: Thomas Benson Pollock

Pollock, Thomas Benson, M.A., was born in 1836, and graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. 1859, M.A. 1863, where he also gained the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for English Verse in 1855. Taking Holy Orders in 1861, he was Curate of St. Luke's, Leek, Staffordshire; St. Thomas's, Stamford Hill, London; and St. Alban's, Birmingham. Mr. Pollock is a most successful writer of metrical Litanies. His Metrical Litanies for Special Services and General Use, Mowbray, Oxford, 1870, and other compositions of the same kind contributed subsequently to various collections, have greatly enriched modern hymnbooks. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, Mr. Pollock contributed two hymns, “We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save… Go to person page >

Author: Jacques Bridaine

Jacques Bridaine (21 March 1701 in Chusclan – 22 December 1767 in Roquemaure) was a French Roman Catholic preacher. Having completed his studies at the Jesuit college of Avignon he entered the Sulpician Seminary of the Royal Missions of St. Charles of the Cross. Soon after his ordination to the priesthood in 1725, he joined the Missions Royales, organized to bring back to the Catholíc faith the Protestants of France. For over forty years he visited as a missionary preacher almost every town of central and southern France. When only in minor orders, he was assigned as Lenten preacher in the Church of Aigues-Mortes. It was at Aigues-Mortes where his extreme youth provoked the derision of the people and when Ash Wednesday arrived, the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My Lord, my Master, at Thy feet adoring
Title: My Lord, My Master, At Thy Feet Adoring
French Title: Est-ce vous que je vois
Author: Jacques Bridaine
Translator: Thomas Benson Pollock
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




GENEVAN 12 first appeared in the 1551 Genevan Psalter and has thus been attributed to Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3), music editor for the 1551 edition. It is also known as DONNE SECOURS, the first two words of the French text for Psalm 12. The tune is included in many English-language hymnals because of i…

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #112

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CPWI Hymnal #140a

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CPWI Hymnal #140b

Rejoice in God #17


The Cyber Hymnal #4282

Include 29 pre-1979 instances
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