The uplifted eye and bended knee

The uplifted eye and bended knee

Author: Thomas Scott
Published in 57 hymnals

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The uplifted eye and bended knee
Are but vain homage, Lord, to Thee:
In vain our lips Thy praise prolong,
The heart a stranger to the song.

Can rites, and forms, and flaming zeal,
The breaches of Thy precepts heal?
Or fasts and penance reconcile
Thy justice, and obtain Thy smile?

The pure, the humble, contrite mind,
Sincere, and to Thy will resigned,
To Thee a nobler offering yields
Than Sheba’s groves, or Sharon’s fields.

Love God and man,—this great command
Doth on eternal pillars stand;
This did Thine ancient prophets teach,
And this Thy well-beloved preach.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #305

Author: Thomas Scott

Thomas Scott was born at Norwich, and was the son of a Dissenting minister. After his education he began his ministerial life at Wartmell, in Norfolk, adding also the labours of school-teaching. Subsequently he changed his pastoral relations several times, spending the last years of his life at Hupton, in Norfolk, where he died in 1776. He was the author of some prose works, several poems, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: The uplifted eye and bended knee
Author: Thomas Scott

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #305

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #305

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #269

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #342

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #342

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #342

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #342

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #342

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #342

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #LXI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #XXII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #337

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #347

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #99

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #175

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #182

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #182

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #175

Chapel Hymns and Services #d127

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #566

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #442

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d410

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #390

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #390

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #409

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #392

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d230

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Hymns of the Spirit #527

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d140

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d308

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National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #53

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Services for Congregational Worship #352

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d344

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d339

The Christian Psalter #d552

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The Gospel Psalmist #398

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d434

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