O Dearest Lord, Accept Today

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O dearest Lord,
Accept today the gifts we bring,
Our songs of praise, the prayers we raise;
And grant us, Lord, Thy blessing.


Source: The Hymnbook #554

Author: Maurice F. Bell

Bell, Maurice Frederick, M.A., son of G. W. Bell, barrister at law, was born in London, Sept. 3, 1862. He graduated from Hertford Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1884, M.A. 1887), was ordained D. 1885, P. 1886, and has been since 1904 Vicar of St. Mark, Regent's Park, London. He contributed to The English Hymnal, 1906, four translations (60, 68, 624, 634), and "O dearest Lord, by all adored" (Close of Festival), 1906. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: O dearest Lord, Accept today the gifts we bring
Title: O Dearest Lord, Accept Today
Author: Maurice F. Bell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


[O dearest Lord]


MIT FREUDEN ZART has some similarities to the French chanson "Une pastourelle gentille" (published by Pierre Attaingnant in 1529) and to GENEVAN 138 (138). The tune was published in the Bohemian Brethren hymnal Kirchenges√§nge (1566) with Vetter's text "Mit Freuden zart su dieser Fahrt." Splendid mu…

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