Our hearts to Thee in prayer we bow

Our hearts to Thee in prayer we bow

Author: W. Chatterton Dix
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Our hearts to Thee in prayer we bow,
Jesus, the Heavenly Bridegroom Thou;
Abide with us, and deign to bless
Thy suppliant ones with happiness.

2 Be present, as at Cana's board,
With high and awful blessings stored;
To ask is ours, but only Thine
To turn the water into wine.

3 Call'd to the marriage, Thou dost shed
New grace upon the newly wed;
Be theirs to seek Thy presence dear,
And seeking, find it ever near.

4 O Christ, do thou to us impart
The blessing of the pure in heart;
That we henceforth in Thee abide,
True members of the spotless bride.

5 More bright that crown, than bridal wreath,
Which waits the faithful unto death;
And brighter than the bridegroom's joy
The bliss which never hath alloy.

6 Lord, grant us so to watch and guard
That this may be our great reward
With virgin souls to follow Thee,
And where Thou art for aye to be.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

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 >

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First Line: Our hearts to Thee in prayer we bow
Author: W. Chatterton Dix
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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