Thou Who with dying lips

Thou Who with dying lips

Author: Esther Wiglesworth
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thou Who with dying lips
Thy mother didst commend
Unto the tender care
Of Thy belovèd friend;
Thou Who by Lazarus' grave
In human grief didst groan,
Turn, Lord, Thine eyes on those
Left in the world alone.

2 Thou Who didst call Thy twelve
Their home and friends to leave,
And in Thy kingdom all,
Yea, more than all, receive,
To those bereft of all,
Thy pitying love extend,
And let them find in Thee
Father, and home and friend.

3 Thou Who didst say of old,
"Thine orphans led to Me;
Unto the fatherless,
I will a Father be,"
Thy promises are sure;
Help us to trust Thee still;
To those who need Thee sore,
That faithful word fulfill.

4 Thou Who in Thy still rest
Our dear ones safe dost keep;
Thou Who shalt bring them back
One day from their long sleep,
Oh, keep us by Thy grace,
That we at last may be,
When that bright morning dawns,
At home with them and Thee.

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Esther Wiglesworth

Wiglesworth, Esther, daughter of Thomas Wiglesworth, was born at 6 Bruce Terrace, Tottenham, Middlesex, in 1827, and is now (1891) Matron of the Magdalen Asylum, Streatham. She has composed a large number of small poetical works, and has contributed numerous hymns and poems to the periodical press. The works from which most of her hymns in common use are taken, are: Verses for the Sundays and Holidays of the Christian Seasons, 1863; (2) Verses for Christian Children, 1871; (3) Hymns for the Feasts, and other Verses, 1878; (4) Songs of Perseverance, 1885, &c. These hymns in common use include:— 1. Almighty Father, God of love. Morning. 2. Father, look upon Thy children. Confirmation. 3. God chooseth out the place. God the Gu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou Who with dying lips
Author: Esther Wiglesworth
Meter: 6.6.6.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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