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O not for these alone I pray

O not for these alone I pray

Author: Emily Taylor
Published in 8 hymnals

Full Text

“O, Not for these alone I pray,”
The dying Saviour said;
Though on his breast that moment lay
The loved disciple’s head;

Though to his eye that moment sprung
The kind, the pitying tear
For those that eager round him hung,
His words of love to hear.

No, not for them alone he prayed;—
For all of mortal race,
Whene’er their fervent prayer is made,
Where’er their dwelling-place.

Sweet is the thought, when here we meet,
His feast of love to share;
And, ’mid the toils of life, how sweet
The memory of his prayer!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #151

Author: Emily Taylor

Taylor, Emily, born 1795, was the daughter of Samuel Taylor, of New Buckenham, Norfolk, niece of John Taylor, of Norwich, the hymnwriter, and great grand-daughter of Dr. John Taylor, the Hebraist. Miss Taylor was the writer of numerous tales for children, chiefly historical, and of various books of instruction, and of descriptive natural history. Amongst her publications are:— (1) Letters to a Child on Maritime Discovery, 1820; (2) Vision of Las Casas, and other Poems, 1825; (3) Poetical Illustrations of Passages of Scripture, 1826 ; (4) Tales of the Saxons, 1832; (5) Tales of the English, 1833; (6) Memoir of Sir T. More, 1834; (7) The Boy and the Birds, 1835. She also edited Sabbath Recreations, 1826; and Flowers and Fruit in Old Englis… Go to person page >

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First Line: O not for these alone I pray
Author: Emily Taylor



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #151Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #151Page Scan
Church Hymnal #208Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #337Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #406Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #370Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #370Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d417