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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

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 >

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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
Copyright: Public Domain

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