This be our prayer, O Saviour of our souls

This be our prayer, O Saviour of our souls

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 2 hymnals

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This be our prayer, O Saviour of our souls,
When night is dark, and muttering thunder rolls,
For none but Thee the power of hell controls,—
Have mercy, Lord.

There is no help, if Thou no help wilt bring;
No heavenly messenger on speedy wing;
Hope gilds the morn, if to Thy cross we cling,—
Have mercy, Lord.

Woeful the threats that flash from Sinai’s hill;
Dark are the fears, our guilty souls that fill;
Help we have none,—O then, of Thy sweet will,
Have mercy, Lord.

Strong is the arm that in our cause was raised,—
Christ, be Thy name to endless ages praised,
Who, at the hands of sinners was abased;—
Have mercy, Lord.

Doomed to our death, the God-man bowed the head;
Pierced for our sins, upon the cross He bled;
Life is His gift, Who liveth, and was dead;—
Have mercy, Lord;

Life, and to live, amid the bliss beyond,
Where souls beloved, to loving souls respond,
Free from all bondage in Thy gentle bond,—
Have mercy, Lord.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: This be our prayer, O Saviour of our souls
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English



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Hymns of the Russian Church #76

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