O Thou, Who didst, with love untold

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1 O Thou, Who didst, with love untold,
Thy doubting servant chide,
And bad'st the eye of sense behold
Thy wounded hands and side;

2 Grant us, like him, with heartfelt awe,
To own Thee God and Lord,
And from this hour of darkness draw
A fuller faith's reward.

3 And while that wondrous record now
Of unbelief we hear,
Oh, let us only lowlier bow
In self-distrusting fear;

4 And pray that we may never dare
Thy loving heart to grieve,
But at the last their blessings share
Who see not, yet believe!


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Emma Leslie Toke

Mrs. Toke is the wife of the Rev. Nicholas Toke, Rector of Godington, Ashford, Kent. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Thou, Who didst, with love untold
Author: Emma Leslie Toke (1851)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


O Thou, Who didst with love untold. Emma Toke, née Leslie. [St. Thomas.] Written in 1851, and contributed to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Hymns for Public Worship, 1852, No. 117, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and appointed for St. Thomas's Day. The various forms which these 4 stanzas of 4 lines have taken are somewhat perplexing, and we can name only those which are of importance:—
1. The original text as above and in later editions of the same collection.
2. An altered version with a doxology by the editors in the Cooke & Denton Hymnal, 1853, No. 165. This is repeated in full in the S. P. C. K. Church Hymns, 1871 (with one slight variation), and, in an abridged form, in Chope's Hymnal, 1864; Windle's Collection, and others.
3. In the Hymnary, 1872, No. 342 is composed of stanzas i.-iii. of the Cooke & Denton text, and stanzas iv.-vi. by the editors.
Other altered texts, beginning with the same first line, are to be found. Their departures from the original may be ascertained by a collation with the original as in any edition of the S. P. C. K. Psalms & Hymns.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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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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