O Thou whose feet have climbed life's hill

O Thou whose feet have climbed life's hill

Author: Louis FitzGerald Benson (1894)
Published in 40 hymnals

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O Thou whose feet have climbed life's hill,
And trod the path of youth,
Our Savior and our Brother still,
Now lead us into truth.

The call is thine: be thou the Way,
And give us men, to guide;
Let wisdom broaden with the day,
Let human faith abide.

Who learn of thee, the truth shall find;
Who follow, gain the goal:
With reverence crown the earnest mind,
And speak within the soul.

Awake the purpose high which strives,
And, falling, stands again;
Confirm the will of eager lives
To quit themselves like men:

Thy life the bond of fellowship,
Thy love the law that rules;
Thy Name, proclaimed by every lip,
The Master of our schools.


Author: Louis FitzGerald Benson

Benson, Louis FitzGerald, D.D., was born at Philadelphia, Penn., July 22, 1855, and educated at the University of Penn. He was admitted to the Bar in 1877, and practised until 1884. After a course of theological studies he was ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia North, in 1888. His pastorate of the Church of the Redeemer, Germantown, Phila., extended from his ordination in 1888 to 1894, when he resigned and devoted himself to literary and Church work at Philadelphia. He edited the series of Hymnals authorised for use by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., as follows:— (1) The Hymnal, Phila., 1895; (2) The Chapel Hymnal, 1898; and (3) The School Hymnal, 1899. Dr. Benson's hymnological writings are somewh… Go to person page >


ST. MAGNUS (Clarke)

ST. MAGNUS first appeared in Henry Playford's Divine Companion (1707 ed.) as an anonymous tune with soprano and bass parts. The tune was later credited to Jeremiah Clark (b. London, England, c. 1670; d. London, 1707), who was a chorister in the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of James II in…

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DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

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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The Cyber Hymnal #5433
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Instances (1 - 40 of 40)

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d240

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d240

American Student Hymnal #d248

At Worship, a hymnal for young churchmen #d208

Christian Song #d254

Christian Worship and Praise #d335

Christian Youth Hymnal #258

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #214

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Hymnal for American Youth #282

Hymnal for Christian Worship #d211

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #d240

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools. 3rd ed. #d239

Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d319

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Hymns for Schools and Colleges #182


Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #454

Songs for Worship #d138

The Beacon Hymnal #d169

The Chapel Hymnal #d182

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The Church Hymnal Revised #634

The Church School Hymnal for Youth #d236

The Churches of God Hymnal. #d408


The Cyber Hymnal #5433

The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d190

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The Hymnal #490

The Hymnal #522

The Hymnal #d325

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The Hymnal #686

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The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #371

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The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #507

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The Hymnal #365

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The Hymnal #686


The Hymnbook #468

The Junior Hymnal and Suggested Orders of Worship #d193

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The Lutheran Hymnal #486

The New Church Hymnal #d325

The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #d276

The Parish School Hymnal #d241

When Youth Sing #d140

Worship in Song #d239

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