O for a humbler walk with God

O for a humbler walk with God

Author: Edward Harland
Published in 2 hymnals

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O FOR a humbler walk with God!
Lord, bend this stubborn heart of mine;
Subdue each rising, rebel thought,
And all my will conform to thine.

2 O for a holier walk with God!
A heart from all pollution free;
Expel, O Lord, each sinful love,
And fill my soul with love to thee.

3 O for a nearer walk with God!
Lord, turn my wandering heart to thee;
Help me to live by faith in him
Who lived and died and rose for me.

4 Lord, send thy Spirit from above
With light and love and power divine;
And by his all-constraining grace
Make me and keep me ever thine.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #445

Author: Edward Harland

Harland, Edward, M.A., was born at Ashbourne, Derby, 1810, and educated at WadhamCollege, Oxford, where he graduated B.A., 1831; M.A., 1833. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Newborough, 1833-36; of Sandon, 1836-51; Vicar of Colwich, Staffordshire, 1851; and Prebendary in Lichfield Cathedral, 1873. In 1858 he published Index Sermonum. His Church Psalter and Hymnal was first published in 1855, and contained 209 hymns and 8 doxologies. In 1863 a Supplement was added: in "186-" [1865] it was revised and enlarged as the "2nd edition,” and in 1876 a Supplement of 184 hymns was added to the 2nd edition, making 584 hymns in all, most of the "Christmas Carols," &c, of the 2nd edition being omitted. To the various editions of this Hymnal,… Go to person page >

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Author: Edward Harland

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