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O great high Priest, forget not me

O great high Priest, forget not me

Author: Matthias Loy
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Great High Priest, forget not me,
Tho' I have oft forgotten Thee;
But give me strength for all the strife
And all the toil and pain of life.

2 Let not a wav'ring heart be mine,
That is the world's and would be Thine;
May I in faith Thy promise hold
And never wander from Thy fold.

3 Let me not crave the wealth of earth,
Its honors and its giddy mirth,
But still remember I am Thine
And be content that Thou art mine.

4 Thou hast redeemed me with Thy blood
And washed me in the mystic flood;
Let not this grace be all in vain,
Nor let me pierce Thy side again.

5 To Thee I humbly raise mine eyes,
Do not my sinful soul despise;
Perfect the work Thou hast begun,
And let Thy saving will be done.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #547

Author: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O great high Priest, forget not me
Author: Matthias Loy
Copyright: Public Domain



Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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American Lutheran Hymnal #547

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d194

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d506

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #232

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #232

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a232

Psalterlust fuer die Christliche Jugend #d184

Psalterlust fuer die Christliche Jugend. Rev. #ad184

School Carols #d208

Songs of Praise #d219

Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d224

The Sunday School Hymnal #d142

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