O Thou who dost accord us

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1 O thou, who dost accord us
The highest prize and guerdon,
Thou hope of all our race,
Jesu, do thou afford us
The gift we ask of pardon
For all who humbly seek thy face.

2 With whispered accusation
Our conscience tells of sinning
In thought and word and deed;
Thine is the restoration,
The work of grace beginning
For souls from every burden freed.

3 For who, if thou reject us,
Shall raise the fainting spirit?
'Tis thine alone to spare:
That thou to life elect us
Through our Redeemer's merit,
Shall be thy people's lowly prayer.

4 O Trinity most glorious,
Thy pardon free bestowing,
Defend us evermore;
That in thy courts victorious,
Thy love more truly knowing,
We may with all thy saints adore.

Source: The New English Hymnal #75

Translator: John William Hewett

Hewett, John William, M.A., was born in 1824, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1849, M.A. 1852). From 1849 to 1852 he was a Fellow of St. Nicolas College, Shoreham; and subsequently he was Head Master of Bloxham Grammar School (1853-56), and Senior Classical Master in the North London College School (1874-78). He has also held curacies in London and the neighbourhood. He edited The Sealed Copy of the Prayer Book, 1848, and other works, and is the author of History and Description of Exeter Cathedral; and another of Ely. His original hymns and translations appeared in his Verses by a Country Curate 1859. From this work the following hymns have come into common use:— 1. In the Name of God the Father. Holy Communion. Th… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Thou who dost accord us
Latin Title: Summi largitor praemii
Translator: John William Hewett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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