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Savior, let Thy sanction rest

Savior, let Thy sanction rest

Author: Thomas Raffles
Tune: LUX PRIMA (Gounod)
Published in 9 hymnals

Full Text

1 Saviour, let Thy sanction rest
On the union witnessed now;
Be it with Thy presence blest,
Ratify the nuptial vow;
Hallowed let this union be
With each other and with Thee.

2 Thou in Cana didst appear
At a marriage feast like this;
Deign to meet us, Saviour, here,
Fountain of unmingled bliss!
Send Thine influence from above,
Consecrating earthly love.

3 Let the path these friends pursue,
From this hour together trod,
Many though their days or few,
Be a pilgrimage to God,
To the land where rest is given,
To our Father's house in heaven.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #529

Author: Thomas Raffles

Thomas Raffles was born in London in 1788. He studied at Homerton College, and in 1809 became pastor of a Congregational society at Hammersmith. In 1812, he removed to Liverpool, where he was minister in the Great George Street chapel. This position he held for forty-nine years. He died at Liverpool, in 1863. He published several sermons, letters of travel, poems, and hymns for the use of his congregation. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Savior, let Thy sanction rest
Author: Thomas Raffles


LUX PRIMA (Gounod)

French romanticist composer Charles F. Gounod (PHH 165) wrote LUX PRIMA, which means "first light" in Latin. When the Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870, Gounod left his native Paris and settled in England for five years. This sturdy tune was published in the Scottish Hymnary in 1872. It uses sev…

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #798Page Scan
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The Hymnal and Order of Service #529TextPage Scan
The Hymnal and Order of Service #529Text
The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d505
The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d417
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