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To My Humble Supplication

To my humble supplication

Author: Joseph Bryan (c. 1620)
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 To my humble supplication,
Lord, give ear and acceptation;
save thy servant that hath none
help nor hope but thee alone.
Send, O send relieving gladness
to my soul opprest with sadness,
which from clog of earth set free,
winged with zeal, flies up to thee;

2 to thee, rich in mercies' treasure
and in goodness without measure,
never failing help to those
who on thy sure help repose.
Heav'nly Tutor, of thy kindness,
teach my dullness, guide my blindness,
that my steps thy paths may tread
which to endless bliss do lead.

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #111

Author: Joseph Bryan

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Text Information

First Line: To my humble supplication
Title: To My Humble Supplication
Author: Joseph Bryan (c. 1620)
Meter: D
Language: English


To my humble supplication. Joseph Bryan. [Ps. lxxxvi.] This, in The English Hymnal, 1906, No. 90, is from a manuscript of c. 1620 in the British Museum (Harl. 6930, /. 67) where it begins "To myne." Both Mr. E. Farr (Select Poetry, pt. ii., 1845, 322; see also pp. 923, i., 923, ii., 927, ii. of this Diet.) and Mr. W. T. Brooke print it under the name of Francis Davison, but in the manuscript it is marked Finis. J. B. Probably they followed the transcript (Harl. 3357, f. 39), by Ralph Crane (see p. 923, ii.), where it is marked "Fra Da." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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