O God, my Savior, and my King

O God, my Savior, and my King

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 O God, my Saviour, and my King,
Of all I have or hope the spring!
Send down thy spirit from above,
And warm my heart with holy love.

2 May I from ev'ry act abstain,
That gives another grief or pain;
Still may I feel my heart inclin'd,
To be the friend of all mankind.

3 With pity let my breast o'erflow,
When I behold a brother's woe;
And bear a sympathizing part,
Whene'er I meet a wounded heart.

4 And let my neighbour's prosp'rous state
A mutual joy in me create;
His virtuous triumph let me join;
His peace and happiness be mine.

5 Yea, though my neighbour's hate I prove,
Still let me vanquish hate with love;
Slow to resent, though he would grieve,
But always ready to forgive.

6 Let love through all my conduct shine,
An image fair, though faint, of thine;
Let me thy humble follower prove,
Father of men, great God of love!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #339

Author: Simon Browne

Simon Browne was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, about 1680. He began to preach as an "Independent" before he was twenty years of age, and was soon after settled at Portsmouth. In 1716, he became pastor in London. In 1723, he met with some misfortunes, which preyed upon his mind, and produced that singular case of monomania, recorded in the text-books of Mental Philosophy; he thought that God had "annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness." "Notwithstanding," says Toplady, "instead of having no soul, he wrote, reasoned, and prayed as if he had two." He died in 1732. His publications number twenty-three, of which some are still in repute. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins,… Go to person page >

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Author: Simon Browne



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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d237

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