O grant thy servant, through thy grace

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1 O grant Thy servants, thro' Thy grace,
An understanding heart,
Thy dealings with Thy Church to trace,
And counsel to impart.

2 With heav'nly wisdom us endow;
Thy peace, O may we feel;
A ready mind on us bestow,
To do Thy holy will.

3 Thus, by Thy gracious Spirit blest,
Supported by Thy aid,
And wholly of Thy will possessed,
All in Thy path proceed.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #645

Author: John Gambold

Gambold, John, M.A., was b. April 10, 1711, at Puncheston, Pembrokeshire, where his father was vicar. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1730, M.A. in 1734. Taking Holy Orders, he became, about 1739, Vicar of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, but resigned his living in Oct. 1742, and joined the United Brethren [Moravians], by whom lie was chosen one of their bishops in 1754. He d. at Haverfordwest, Sept. 13, 1771. He published an edition of the Greek Testament; Maxims and Theological Ideas; Sermons, and a dramatic poem called Ignatius. About 26 translations and 18 original hymns in the Moravian Hymn Books are assigned to him. One or two of his hymns, which were published by the Wesleys, have been claimed for them, bu… Go to person page >

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Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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