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O Lord, it is a blessed thing

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1 O Lord, it is a blessèd thing
To Thee both morn and night to bring
Our worship’s lowly offering,

2 And, from the strife of tongues away,
Ere toil begins, to meet and pray
For blessings on the coming day,

3 And night by night for evermore
Again with blended voice to pour
Deep thanks for mercies gone before.

4 O Jesus, be our morning Light,
That we may go forth to the fight
With strength renewed and armor bright.

5 And when our daily work is o’er,
And sins and weakness we deplore,
O be Thou then our Light once more.

6 Light of the world, with us abide,
And to Thyself our footsteps guide
At morn, and noon, and eventide.


Source: Hymns of the Kingdom of God: with Tunes #359

Author: William Walsham How

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, it is a blessed thing
Author: William Walsham How
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Church of England Hymn Book #78

Church Hymns with Tunes #54

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Hymnal Amore Dei #68

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #68

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a68

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #321

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #321

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #359

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Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #181

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Services for Congregational Worship. The New Hymn and Tune Book #159

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Songs for the Chapel #13

The American Hymnal #d414

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The Students' Hymnal #114

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Worship Song #534

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