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O Lord, when we the path retrace

O Lord, when we the path retrace

Author: James G. Deck
Published in 36 hymnals

Full Text

1 O Lord, when we the path retrace
Which Thou on earth hast trod;
To men Thy wondrous love and grace,
Thy faithfulness to God:
Thy love, by man so sorely tried,
Proves stronger than the grave;
The very spear that pierced Thy side
Drew forth the blood to save.

2 Faithful amid unfaithfulness,
'Mid darkness only light,
Thou didst Thy Father's name confess,
And in His will delight;
Unmoved by Satan's subtle wiles,
Or suffering, shame, and loss:
Thy path, uncheered by earthly smiles
Led only to the cross.

3 O Lord! with sorrow and with shame,
Before Thee we confess
How little we, who bear Thy name,
Thy mind, Thy ways express.
Give us Thy meek, Thy lowly mind:
We would obedient be,
And all our rest and pleasure find
In learning, Lord, of Thee.


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #247

Author: James G. Deck

Deck, James George, eldest son of John Deck, of Bury St. Edmunds, was born in 1802 and educated for the army, and became an officer in the Indian service. Retiring from the army, and having joined the Plymouth Brethren, he undertook, in 1843, the charge of a congregation of that body, at Wellington, Somerset. In 1852 be went abroad and settled in New Zealand. His hymns were published in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1837-1838; Psalms and Hymns, &c, London, Walther (containing those in the former collection), 1842; the Wellington Hymn Book, 1857; Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1860. Of his hymns now in use outside his own denomination, the greater part appeared in the 1837-1838 book, and are found in his brother-in-law's (Dr. Walker's) Chelte… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord, when we the path retrace
Author: James G. Deck
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns of Worship: designed for use especially in the lecture room, the prayer meeting and the family #161Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d782
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #302bPage Scan
The Bible Hymn Book #d179
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #218Page Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #122TextPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #82.199Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d665
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #199Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #207Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #231Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #178Page Scan
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #61Page Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d396
Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #171Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #66Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #347Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #186Page Scan
Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #77Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #186Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #191Page Scan
Songs of Praise with Tunes #105Page Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d445
Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #108
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #381Page Scan
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #219Page Scan
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in Church Services, Prayer Meetings, and other Religious Services #71Page Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #247TextPage Scan
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious gatherings #71Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #199Page Scan
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs: with responsive readings #58Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Praise Book #d361
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d278
Montreat Hymns: psalms and gospel songs with responsive scripture readings #58Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Remembrance #d214
Hymns of Truth and Praise #117