O Lord, Our Schools With Thee We Love

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1 O Lord, our schools with thee we love–
We love to lead thy children there;
O grant us wisdom from above,
As to our school we oft repair.

2 Immortal souls our subjects are,
Eternal themes our lessons be;
Grant us the riches of thy power
To learn and teach, O Lord, of thee.

3 To teach aright we know not how,
Save, Lord, as trusting in thy name,
That members of thy kingdom now
May all thy children e'er remain.

4 We know not when our work is done,
Yet til we, Lord, alone with thee,
While looking for the coming one,
Our Hope, our Peace, our Liberty.

5 And when on earth we cease to meet,
Translated to our heavenly home,
May not a child fail us to greet
Amid the glories of thy throne.

6 Then shall our soul in love expand
While vast eternity shall last;
Forever in thy nature stand–
We'll praise thee, Lord, for all the past.

Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #544

Author: E. George Biddle

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First Line: O Lord, our schools with thee we love
Title: O Lord, Our Schools With Thee We Love
Author: E. George Biddle
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


TRURO (Williams)

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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