O thou, at whose divine command

O thou, at whose divine command

Author: Henry Alford
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 O thou, at whose divine command,
Good seed is sown in every land,
Thy Holy Spirit now impart,
And for thy word prepare each heart.

Refrain:
Prepare, prepare each heart, O blessed Lord,
To hear and heed the lessons this day given
From thy most holy word.

2 Not ‘mid the thorns of worldly thought,
Nor soon by passing plunderers caught,
Nor lacking depth the root to fee,
May we receive thy Spirit’s seed. [Refrain]

3 Oh, may it, where thy sowers toil,
Fall in a good and honest soil;
And springing up from firmest root,
Through patience bear abundant fruit. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #52

Author: Henry Alford

Alford, Henry, D.D., son of  the Rev. Henry Alford, Rector of Aston Sandford, b. at 25 Alfred Place, Bedford Row, London, Oct. 7, 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in honours, in 1832. In 1833 he was ordained to the Curacy of Ampton. Subsequently he held the Vicarage of Wymeswold, 1835-1853,--the Incumbency of Quebec Chapel, London, 1853-1857; and the Deanery of Canterbury, 1857 to his death, which took. place  at  Canterbury, Jan. 12, 1871.  In addition he held several important appointments, including that of a Fellow of Trinity, and the Hulsean Lectureship, 1841-2. His literary labours extended to every department of literature, but his noblest undertaking was his edition of the Greek Testament, the result… Go to person page >

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Author: Henry Alford

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Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #52

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