1 O Thou, whose hand hath brought us
Unto this joyful day,
Accept our glad thanksgiving,
And listen as we pray;
And may our preparation
For this day’s service be
With one accord to offer
Ourselves, O Lord, to Thee.
2 For this Thy house we praise Thee,
Reared at Thine own command,
For every generous bosom,
And every willing hand;
And now within Thy temple
Thy glory let us see,
For all its strength and beauty
Are nothing without Thee.
3 And oft as here we gather,
And hearts in worship blend,
May truth reveal its power,
And fervent prayers ascend;
Here may the busy toiler
Rise to the things above;
The young, the old, be strengthened,
And all men learn Thy love.
Goadby, Frederic William, M.A., son of the Rev. Joseph Goadby, General Baptist Minister, was born at Leicester, Aug. 10, 1845, and educated for the Baptist Ministry at Regent's Park College. He also graduated M.A. at the London University in 1868. In 1868 he became pastor of the Baptist Church at Bluntisham, Hunts, and, in 1876, of that at Watford, where, after a brief ministry of great promise, he died Oct. 15, 1880. Besides contributing to periodical literature, Mr. Goadby wrote the following hymns:—
1. A crowd fills the court of the temple. Palm Sunday.
2. O Lord, the children come to Thee. A Child's Prayer.
3. O Thou, Whose hand has brought us. Opening of a Place of Worship.
Of these hymns Nos. 1, 2, are in a few collecti… Go to person page >
George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…
Now often named ST. THEODULPH because of its association with this text, the tune is also known, especially in organ literature, as VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN. It was composed by Melchior Teschner (b. Fraustadt [now Wschowa, Poland], Silesia, 1584; d. Oberpritschen, near Fraustadt, 1635) for "Valet wi…
Display Title: O God Your Hand Has Brought UsFirst Line: O God your hand has brought usTune Title: ST. THEODULPHAuthor: Frederic W. Goadby, 1845-1880Meter: 184.108.40.206.D.Date: 1996Subject: Dedication of a Church | ; Gathering | ; Times and Seasons | ; Word and Teaching |