O Lord, behold us at thy feet

O Lord, behold us at thy feet

Author: Thomas Hastings
Published in 40 hymnals

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1 O Lord, behold us at thy feet,
A small paternal band;
As suppliants 'round thy mercy-seat,
We come at thy command.

2 'Tis for our children we would plead,
The offspring thou hast given;
Where shall we go, in time of need,
But to the God of heaven?

3 We ask not for them wealth and fame,
Amid the worldly strife;
But in thy all-prevailing name
We ask eternal life.

4 We seek the Spirit's quick'ning grace,
To make them pure in heart,
That they may stand before thy face,
And see thee as thou art.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #745

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas Hastings

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d377

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #480

Hymns for Mothers #d50

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d206

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d136

Mission Songs: for the Use of Missionary Assemblies. 6th ed. #d90

Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d92

Old and New Welsh and English Hymns #87b

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d610

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #651

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #230.651

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The Baptist Hymn Book #651

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The Baptist Praise Book #1279

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1064

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #579

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The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #488

The Church Hymn Book #d705

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #524

The Devotional Hymn Book #d341

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The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #79

The National Baptist Hymn Book #d400

The National Baptist Hymn Book: a collection of old meter songs (Worded ed.) #ad400

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #978

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1042

The South Western Psalmist #d282

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #745

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