To do thy holy will, to bear thy cross

To do thy holy will, to bear thy cross

Author: George Cooper
Tune: PAX DEI (Dykes)
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 To do thy holy will,
To bear the cross,
To trust thy mercy still
In pain or loss,
Poor gifts are these to bring,
Dear Lord, to thee,
Who hast done everything
For all, and me!

2 For all thy glorious earth,
Thy stars and flowers,
For love and gentle mirth,
For happy hours,
For good by which we live,
For sweet sunshine,
What recompense can give
This heart of mine?

3 Thou who enthroned above
Dost hear our call,
O, can our faithful love
Pay thee for all?
Poor recompense to bring,
Dear Lord, to thee,
Who hast done everything
For man, and me!

Source: Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #O39

Author: George Cooper

George Cooper, poet, was born in the city of New York, May 14, 1840 son of John and Hepzibah Cooper, He was educated in the public schools of his native city, and afterwards studied law under the late Chester A. Arthur. After practicing for a short time, he renounced his profession to devote himself to the vocation to which his natural gifts inclined him. In his early years, he had developed a taste for writing, and before his sixteenth year had begun to contribute acceptable verses to several leading magazines. Encouraged by the success that met his early productions, he wrote constantly, and became a regular contributor to such periodicals as “The Independent,” “Harpers’ Young People,” and “Harper’s Magazine,” “Atlantic… Go to person page >

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First Line: To do thy holy will, to bear thy cross
Author: George Cooper

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d244

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music, for the Sunday-school #206

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d332

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d329

Hymns of the Christian Life #d448

Hymns of the Christian Life #d443

Pilgrim Songs No.2 #d285

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d517

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Songs of the Christian Life #223

The Canadian Hymnal #d388

The Canadian Hymnal #d390

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The Century Hymnal #229

The Church Hymnal #d454

The Hymnal for Young People #d264

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #269

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The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #352

Worship and Song #d264

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #O39

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