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O God, who knowest how frail we are

O God, who knowest how frail we are

Author: William Gaskell
Published in 6 hymnals

Full Text

O God! who knowest how frail we are,
How soon the thought of good departs;
We pray that Thou wouldst feed the fount
Of holy yearning in our hearts.

Let not the choking cares of earth
The precious springs of life o’ergrow;
But, ever guarded by Thy love,
Still purer may their waters flow.

To Thee, with sweeter hope and trust,
Be every day our spirits given;
And may we, while we walk on earth,
Walk more as citizens of heaven.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #34

Author: William Gaskell

Gaskell, William, M.A., son of Mr. William Gaskell, was born at Latchford (a suburb of Warrington, on the Cheshire side of the Mersey), 24 July, 1805. He was educated at Manchester New College and at the University of Glasgow, where he graduated M.A. in 1825. In 1828 he became co-pastor with the Rev. J. G. Robberds at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester, a position he held until his death. Mr. Gaskell was a man of cultivated mind and considerable literary ability. His publications include Lectures on the Lancashire Dialect, 1853, a small volume of Temperance Rhymes, 1839, and various theological works. In 1832 he married Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson, who afterwards attained celebrity as the authoress of Mary Barton, and of other popul… Go to person page >

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First Line: O God, who knowest how frail we are
Author: William Gaskell



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #34Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #34Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #114Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #82Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: designed for use especially in the lecture room, the prayer meeting and the family #461Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #32Page Scan