Vouchsafe, O Lord, Thy presence now

Vouchsafe, O Lord, Thy presence now

Author: George B. Ide
Tune: MANOAH (Greatorex)
Published in 29 hymnals

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1 Vouchsafe, O Lord, Thy presence now,
Direct us in Thy fear;
Before Thy throne we humbly bow,
And offer fervent prayer.

2 Give us the men whom Thou shalt choose,
Thy house on earth to guide;
Those who shall ne’er their power abuse,
Or rule with haughty pride.

3 Inspired with wisdom from above,
And with discretion blest;
Displaying meekness, temperance, love,
Of every grace possessed.

4 These are the men we seek of Thee,
O God of righteousness;
Such may our deacons ever be,
With such Thy people blest.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8683

Author: George B. Ide

Ide, George Barton, D.D., Baptist Minister, was born at Coventry, Vermont, in 1806; educated at Middlebury College, Vermont; was pastor successively at Boston, Philadelphia, and Springfield, Massachusetts, and died in 1872. He edited the Baptist Harp, Philadelphia, 1849. To that work he contributed 9 hymns. Of these, "Son of God, our glorious Head" (On behalf of ministers) is still in common use. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Vouchsafe, O Lord, Thy presence now
Author: George B. Ide
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


MANOAH (Greatorex)

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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