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Only One Prayer Today

Only one prayer today

Author: W. Chatterton Dix
Published in 21 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Only one prayer today,
One earnest, tearful plea;
A litany from out the heart,
Have mercy, Lord, on me.

2 Although my sin is great,
Still to my God I flee:
Yes, I can dare look up, and say,
"Have mercy, Lord, on me.

3 Because of Jesus' cross,
And that unfathomed sea,
The crimson tide which laves the world,
Have mercy, Lord, on me.

4 No other Name than His,
My hope, my help may be;
Oh, by that one all-saving Name,
Have mercy, Lord, on me!

5 In garb of sorrow clad
I crave Thy pardon free;
In life to die, in death to live;
Have mercy, Lord, on me.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: W. Chatterton Dix

Most British hymn writers in the nineteenth century were clergymen, but William C. Dix (b. Bristol, England, 1837; d. Cheddar, Somerset, England, 1898) was a notable exception. Trained in the business world, he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, Scotland. Dix published various volumes of his hymns, such as Hymns of Love and Joy (1861) and Altar Songs: Verses on the Holy Eucharist (1867). A number of his texts were first published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Only one prayer today
Title: Only One Prayer Today
Author: W. Chatterton Dix
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Also called: WIRKSWORTH WIRKSWORTH was first published in John Chetham's collection A Book of Psalmody (1718) and gained its present shape in James Green's Book of Psalm Tunes (1724). Set in minor tonality, WIRKSWORTH has a folk-like charm. The tune's name derives from the town Wirksworth in Derbysh…

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Instances (1 - 21 of 21)

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d250

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d250

Book of Common Praise #d449

Gloria in Excelsis #d540

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #109

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #202

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #100

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #631

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Hymns for Missions with Tunes (Words only) #64

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1287

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Select Songs No. 2 #216

The Book of Common Praise #d463

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The Church Hymnal #594

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The Church Hymnal #594

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The Endeavor Hymnal #70

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The Hymnal #594

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #155

The Mission Hymnal #d121

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