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Today, O Lord, a holier work

Today, O Lord, a holier work

Tune: WINDSOR (OLD 116TH)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Today, O Lord, a holier work
Thy secret counsels frame,
A king to rule Thy new made world,
To praise Thy glorious name.

2. Thou formest man: Thy Spirit breathes
Life into dust of earth:
Man, in Thine own true image made,
From Thee receives his birth.

3. And henceforth he dominion holds
O’er all in earth and sea;
Yet mindful whence his being came
Must humbly walk with Thee.

4. Alas! his willful heart rebels
Against Thy gentle sway;
Proud dust of earth would fain be like
The God whom all obey.

5. O griefs and sorrows numberless,
Which hence the world o’erspread;
Jesu, Thy mercy succored us,
Or hope itself had fled.

6. O praise the Father, and the Son
Who saved us by His death,
And Holy Ghost who quickens us
With His life giving breath.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6857

Text Information

First Line: Today, O Lord, a holier work
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Publication Date: 1861
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6857
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Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #6857

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