The Lord Be with Us As We Walk

Representative Text

1 The Lord be with us as we walk
Along our homeward road;
In silent thought or friendly talk
Our hearts be near to God.

2 The Lord be with us till the night
Enfold our day in rest;
Be He of every heart the Light,
Of every home the Guest.

3 The Lord be with us through the hours
Of slumber calm and deep,
Protect our homes, renew our powers,
And guard us while we sleep.

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #65

Author: John Ellerton

John Ellerton (b. London, England, 1826; d. Torquay, Devonshire, England, 1893) Educated at King William's College on the Isle of Man and at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1851. He served six parishes, spending the longest time in Crewe Green (1860-1872), a church of steelworkers and farmers. Ellerton wrote and translated about eighty hymns, many of which are still sung today. He helped to compile Church Hymns and wrote its handbook, Notes and Illustrations to Church Hymns (1882). Some of his other hymn texts were published in The London Mission Hymn Book (1884). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord be with us as we walk
Title: The Lord Be with Us As We Walk
Author: John Ellerton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. MAGNUS (Clarke)

ST. MAGNUS first appeared in Henry Playford's Divine Companion (1707 ed.) as an anonymous tune with soprano and bass parts. The tune was later credited to Jeremiah Clark (b. London, England, c. 1670; d. London, 1707), who was a chorister in the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of James II in…

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BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

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The Canyon Hymnal Primary Edition #d30

Text

The Children's Hymnbook #65

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