Only one prayer to-ay

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

Dix, William Chatterton, son of John Dix, surgeon, of Bristol, author of the Life of Chatterton; Local Legends, &c, born at Bristol, June 14, 1837, and educated at the Grammar School of that city. Mr. Chatterton Dix's contributions to modern hymnody are numerous and of value. His fine Epiphany hymn, "As with gladness men of old,” and his plaintive ”Come unto Me, ye weary," are examples of his compositions, many of which rank high amongst modern hymns. In his Hymns of Love and Joy, 1861, Altar Songs, Verses on the Holy Eucharist, 1867; Vision of All Saints, &c, 1871; and Seekers of a City, 1878, some of his compositions were first published. The greater part, however, were contributed to Hymns Ancient & Modern; St. Raphaels Hymnbook, 186… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Only one prayer today
Title: Only one prayer to-ay
Author: W. Chatterton Dix
Language: English



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: with accompanying tunes #631

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Hymns for Missions with Tunes (Words only) #64

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1287

The Book of Common Praise #d463

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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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