O Christ [Thou], who didst our tasks fulfil

O Christ [Thou], who didst our tasks fulfil

Author: Louis F. Benson
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 O Christ, who didst our tasks fulfil,
Didst share the hopes of youth,
Our Saviour and our Brother still,
Now lead us into truth.

2 The call is Thine: be Thou the Way,
And Thine the hearts that guide;
Let wisdom broaden with the day,
Let human faith abide.

3 Who learns of Thee the truth shall find,
Who follows, wins the goal;
With reverence crown the earnest mind,
And speak within the soul.

4 Waken the purpose high which strives,
And, falling, stands again;
Confirm the will of eager lives
To quit themselves like men:

5 Thy life the bond of fellowship,
Thy love the law that rules,
Thy Name, proclaimed by every lip,
The Master of our schools.


Source: The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #688

Author: Louis F. Benson

Benson, Louis FitzGerald, D.D., was born at Philadelphia, Penn., July 22, 1855, and educated at the University of Penn. He was admitted to the Bar in 1877, and practised until 1884. After a course of theological studies he was ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia North, in 1888. His pastorate of the Church of the Redeemer, Germantown, Phila., extended from his ordination in 1888 to 1894, when he resigned and devoted himself to literary and Church work at Philadelphia. He edited the series of Hymnals authorised for use by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., as follows:— (1) The Hymnal, Phila., 1895; (2) The Chapel Hymnal, 1898; and (3) The School Hymnal, 1899. Dr. Benson's hymnological writings are somewh… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Christ [Thou], who didst our tasks fulfil
Author: Louis F. Benson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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