A Burning and Shining Light

O! bless thy servant, dearest Lord

Author: Richard Burnham
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O bless thy servant, dearest Lord,
While he shall preach thy gospel word;
May he declare delightful things,
Touching the glorious King of kings.

2 O grant him bright celestial views,
While he proclaims the gospel news;
With fiery zeal his soul inflame,
While he exalts the bleeding Lamb.

3 Give him clear light, and burning love;
Shower down thy blessings from above;
O may we hear the Saviour’s voice,
And in his precious name rejoice.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #450

Author: Richard Burnham

Burnham, Richard, b. 1749, d. 1810, was for many years pastor of a Baptist Church in London, first in Little Chapel Street, and afterwards in Grafton Street, Soho. He is said to have been an excellent preacher. His hymns, 452 in all, were published as follows:— New Hymns on Divers Subjects, Lond., Gilbert and Plummer, 1783. This contained 141 hymns. A 2nd edition with 74 additional hymns as New Hymns on Various Subjects (same publishers), 1785. To this was added New Hymns on Divine Love, chiefly designed for Love Feasts or Christian Societies (25 hymns and 2 poetical pieces), Lond., W. Smith, but no date (cir. 1787). The 3rd edition of the Hymns, &c, is dated 1794, the 4th 1796, and the 5th, 1803. This last contains 452 hymns. In additio… Go to person page >

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First Line: O! bless thy servant, dearest Lord
Title: A Burning and Shining Light
Author: Richard Burnham
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #450

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