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We come, Lord, to Thy feet

We come, Lord, to Thy feet

Author: Anonymous
Published in 26 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We come, Lord, to Thy feet,
On this Thy holy day:
Oh, come to us, while here we meet
To learn, and praise, and pray!

2 Our many sins forgive;
The Holy Spirit send;
And teach us to begin to live
The life that knows no end.

3 Lord, fill our hearts with love;
Our teachers' labors own;
That we and they may meet above,
To sing before Thy throne.

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: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We come, Lord, to Thy feet
Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


We come, Lord, to Thy feet. [Opening of Sunday School.] This hymn, together with the companion hymn for the Closing of a Sunday School, "O Lord, our hearts would give Thee praise," appeared on a card printed for Sunday-school use by Bishop Pelham, when Incumbent of Christ Church, Hampstead. Both hymns were adapted by him from another and now unknown source. The Rev. E. H. Bickersteth included both hymns, with slight alterations, in his Psalms & Hymns, &c, 1858, from thence they have passed into several collections. W. F. Stevenson attributes the former in his Hymns for Church and Home, 1873, to Lady Lucy Whitmore, 1824, but we have failed to find it in her Family Prayers, &c, 1824, and know of no authority for the ascription.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 26 of 26)
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Christian Hymns #285

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Gloria Deo #652

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d813

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d212

Little Children's Book #d107

Little Children's Book #d107

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Primary School Carols #1

School Carols #d324

Soendagsskol-Bok, innehallande, Liturgi, Laesordning, och Sanger #d306

Spirit of Song #d118

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d221

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #17

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The Church Hymnal #536

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The Church Hymnal #536

The Friends' Hymnal #d664

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The Hymnal #536

The New Children's Hymnal #d314

The Primary Hymnal #d127

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #199

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Voices of Praise #29

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