O what a lonely path were ours

O what a lonely path were ours

Author: Sir Edward Denny
Tune: WOODSTOCK (Dutton)
Published in 14 hymnals

Author: Sir Edward Denny

Denny, Sir Edward, Bart . Sir Edward Denny, son of Sir E. Denny, 4th baronet, of Tralee Castle, County of Kerry, was born 2 Oct., 1796, and succeeded his father in August, 1831. He is a member of the Plymouth Brethren, and has contributed largely to their hymnody. His first publication, in which many of his hymns appeared, was A Selection of Hymns, Lond. Central Tract Depot, 1839. This was followed by Hymns & Poems , Lond., 1848 (third ed., 1870). He has also published several prose works. Many of his hymns are popular, and are in extensive use as:—" A pilgrim through this lonely world"; "Bride of the Lamb, rejoice, rejoice"; “Bright with all His crowns of glory"; “Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart”; "Sweet feast of love d… Go to person page >

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First Line: O what a lonely path were ours
Author: Sir Edward Denny
Copyright: Public Domain


O what a lonely path were ours. Sir E. Denny. [Jesus ever with us.] Given in the Appendix to Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, circa 1838; in the author's Selection, 1839, No. 260; in the Psalms and Hymns, Lond., D, Walther, 1842, Pt. i, No. 72, and other and later Plymouth Brethren collections. In some hymn books it is abridged to 5 stanzas, and in others it is sometimes attributed to "T. Moore" in error.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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The Book of Praise #d601

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The Brethren Hymnal #560

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The Public School Hymnal #198

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