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Not For Ourselves, O Lord, Not For Ourselves

Not for ourselves, O Lord, not for ourselves

Author: Carl P. Daw
Published in 2 hymnals

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Source: Christian Worship (2021): Psalter #115B
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Author: Carl P. Daw

Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b. Louisville, KY, 1944) is the son of a Baptist minister. He holds a PhD degree in English (University of Virginia) and taught English from 1970-1979 at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. As an Episcopal priest (MDiv, 1981, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennesee) he served several congregations in Virginia, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. From 1996-2009 he served as the Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Carl Daw began to write hymns as a consultant member of the Text committee for The Hymnal 1982, and his many texts often appeared first in several small collections, including A Year of Grace: Hymns for the Church Year (1990); To Sing God’s Praise (1992), New… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not for ourselves, O Lord, not for ourselves
Title: Not For Ourselves, O Lord, Not For Ourselves
Author: Carl P. Daw
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Language: English
Copyright: © 1996 Hope Publishing Company

Tune

WOODLANDS (Greatorex)

WOODLANDS is a perfect match for the bold text. Walter Greatorex (b. Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, 1877; d. Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, 1949) composed this tune in 1916, and it was published in the Public School Hymn Book in 1919. The tune's title refers to one of the schoolhouses at Gre…

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TOULON

TOULAN was originally an adaptation of the Genevan Psalter melody for Psalm 124 (124). In one melodic variant or another and with squared-off rhythms, the tune was used in English and Scottish psalters for various psalm texts. It was published in the United States in its four-line abridged form (cal…

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Christian Worship (2021) #115B

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Psalms for All Seasons #115C

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