O thou, my soul, forget no more

O thou, my soul, forget no more

Author: Pal Krishnu
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1 O Thou, my soul, forget no more
The Friend who all thy sorrows bore;
Let every idol be forgot,
But, O my soul, forget him not.

2 Eternal truth and mercy shine
In him, and he himself is thine;
And canst thou, then, with sin beset,
Such charms, such matchless charms, forget?

3 O no! till life itself depart,
His name shall cheer and warm my heart;
And, lisping this, from earth I'll rise,
And join the chorus of the skies.

4 Then through eternity I'll sing
The matchless love of Christ, my King;
And finding there no end of days,
So shall I find no end of praise.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #103

Author: Pal Krishnu

Krishnu Pal, the first Hindoo who was baptized in Bengal, was born about 1764, and baptized at Serampore by the celebrated Baptist missionary, William Carey, on Dec. 28, 1800. He became a useful Christian minister, and wrote several hymns in the Bengali language. One of these was translated into English by Dr. Marshman in 1801 as "O thou, my soul, forget no more" (Christ the Friend). It was included in the 27th ed. of Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1827, No. 170, Pt. 2, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, in 5 stanzas, and again in later collections, including the Baptist Hymnal, 1879, and others. Krishnu died at Serampore, Aug. 22,1822. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1… Go to person page >





Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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