O not to fill the mouth of fame

O not to fill the mouth of fame

Author: Thomas H. Gill
Tune: SERENITY (Wallace)
Published in 27 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, not to fill the mouth of fame
My longing soul is stirred;
Oh, give me a diviner name--
Call me thy servant, Lord.

2 Sweet title that delighteth me--
Rank earnestly implored;
Oh, what can reach my dignity?
I am thy servant, Lord.

3 For ever, Lord, thy servant choose-
Naught of thy claim abate;
The glorious name I would lose,
Nor change the sweet estate.

4 In life, in death, on earth, in heaven,
No other name for me;
The same dear style and title given
Through all eternity.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #618

Author: Thomas H. Gill

Gill, Thomas Hornblower, was born at Bristol Road, Birmingham, Feb. 10th, 1819. His parents belonged to English Presbyterian families which, like many others, had become Unitarian in their doctrine. He was educated at King Edward's Grammar School under Dr. Jeune, afterwards Bishop of Peterborough. He left the school in 1838, and would have proceeded to the University of Oxford, but was prevented by his hereditary Unitarianism (long since given up), which forbade subscription to the Articles of the Church of England then necessary for entrance to the University. This constrained him to lead the life of an isolated student, in which he gave himself chiefly to historical and theological subjects. Hence his life has been singularly devoid of ou… Go to person page >

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Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #482

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #574

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Hymns of the Spirit #425

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #314

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #290

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d476

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d405

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #342

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The Baptist Praise Book #936

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #435

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d661

The Evangelist's Songs of Praise #d93

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The Gospel Psalmist #323

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The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #655

The Praise #d193

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d787

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d670

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #618

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