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O Lord, who hast my place assigned

Representative Text

1 O Lord, who hast my place assigned
And made my duties plain,
Grant for my work a ready mind,
My wayward tho'ts restrain.

2 Let me in Thy most holy name
My daily task pursue;
Thy glory be my only aim
In all I think and do.

3 May I submissive to Thy will
In all my calling be,
And let me as Thy servant still
Be faithful found to Thee.

4 Thy goodness all my life has crowned
And all my wants supplied;
O let that goodness still abound,
And daily bread provide.

5 Be Thou my Guide in all my ways,
From every ill defend;
And may my songs of daily praise
In grateful joy ascend.

6 May I in faith still stronger grow
While here I toil in love;
And when my work is done below,
Give me sweet rest above.

Amen.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #254

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 Lord, who hast my place assigned
Author: Matthias Loy

Tune

DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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American Lutheran Hymnal #254

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #328

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #328a

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #328b

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