Now Lift We Hymns of Heartfelt Praise to Thee

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1 Now lift we hymns of heart-felt praise to Thee,
Our King, Redeemer, Savior, brother, friend!
And when Thy face we, in Thy likeness, see,
Our adoration song shall never end:

2 Then shall we sing—when with our God we reign,
Serving Thee, ever, in most holy ways—
Worthy the Lamb who once for us was slain!
That song, forever new, of ceaseless praise.

3 While here we tarry in this world of need,
Seeking the lost ones who in darkness roam,
Thy little flock, good Shepherd, gently lead,
And bear Thy lambs in safety to Thy home.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14742

Author: Emilie S. Coles

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First Line: Now lift we hymns of heartfelt praise to thee
Title: Now Lift We Hymns of Heartfelt Praise to Thee
Author: Emilie S. Coles
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



According to some sources, William H. Monk (PHH 332) wrote EVENTIDE for Lyte's text in ten minutes. As the story goes, Monk was attending a hymnal committee meeting for the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern of which he was music editor. Realizing that this text had no tune, Monk sat down at t…

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