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O thou whose mercy guides my way

O thou whose mercy guides my way

Author: James Edmeston
Published in 76 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Thou whose mercy guides my way,
Though now it seem severe,
Forbid my unbelief to say,
There is no mercy here!

2 O may I, Lord, desire the pain
That comes in kindness down,
Far more than sweetest earthly gain,
Succeeded by Thy frown.

3 Then, though Thou bend my spirit low,
Love only I shall see;
The gracious hand that strikes the blow
Was wounded once for me.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #445

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou whose mercy guides my way
Author: James Edmeston
Copyright: Public Domain

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MANOAH (Greatorex)

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #886

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A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #148

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #713

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d692

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #458

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d823

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Church Psalmist #367

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Church Psalmist #367

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Church Psalmist #367

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Church Psalmody #H331

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Church Psalmody #331

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d209

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Dyer's Psalmist #329

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #445

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #445

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a445

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #523

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d395

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #523

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Hymns for the Sick-Room #23

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d217

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d828

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #331

Melodies of the Church #d787

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #229

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #962

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d625

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Psalms and Hymns #369

Sabbath School Vocalist #d76

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #98

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Seamen's Hymns #367

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d461

Select Hymns #d335

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Select Hymns #313

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d308

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Social Hymn Book #268

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Social Psalmist #367

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #401

Songs for the New Life #d506

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad851

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b970

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #970

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #970

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Songs for the Sanctuary #970

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Songs for the Sanctuary #970

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Songs for the Sanctuary #970

Songs for the School Room #d78

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Songs of the Church #1100

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Songs of Zion Enlarged #245

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Songs of Zion #143

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #438

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The Baptist Psalmody #769

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d296

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d687

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #539

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The Congregational Hymn Book #599

The Gospel Praise Book #d325

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #250

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The Psalmist #595

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The Psalmist #595

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #155d

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d818

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #731

The South Western Psalmist #d301

The Southern Psalmist #d636

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d667

The Vestry Hymn Book #d344

Union Hymns #d303

Union Hymns. Rev. #d294

Union Hymns. Rev. #d299

Village Hymns #d405

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