We rose today with anthems sweet

We rose today with anthems sweet

Author: William M. Punshon
Tune: NORWOOD (Hart)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 We rose to-day with anthems sweet
To sing before the mercy-seat,
And ere the darkness round us fell
We bade the grateful vespers swell.

2 Whate'ever has risen from heart sincere,
Each upward glance of filial fear,
Each true resolve, each solemn vow,
Jesus our Lord, accept them now.

3 Whate'er beneath Thy searching eyes
Has wrought to spoil our sacrifice,
'Mid this sweet stillness while we bow,
Jesus our Lord, forgive us now.

4 O teach us erring souls to win,
And hide their multitude of sin,
To tread in Christ's longsuffering way,
And grow more like Him day by day.

5 So as our Sabbaths hasten past,
And rounding years bring nigh the last;
When sinks the sun behind the hill,
When all the weary wheels stand still;

6 When by our bed the loved ones weep,
And death-dews o'er the forehead creep,
And vain is help or hope from men;
Jesus our Lord, receive us then.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #245

Author: William M. Punshon

Punshon, William Morley, LL.D. This greatly and justly honoured name of recent Wesleyan Methodism finds a tiny niche in this work from a thin poetic vein, which gave him much enjoyment, if its working out must be confessed to have yielded nothing of permanent value for hymnody, or at all comparable with his splendid service to the Christian Church as preacher and lecturer. His contributions to J. Lyth's Wild Flowers, or, a Selection of Original Poetry (1843), though reprinted in 1846, speedily withered as "flowers" in a hortus siccus. His Lays of Hope (1853) was no advance on the Wild Flowers. His Sabbath Chimes, or, Meditations in Verse for the Sundays of a Year (1867), suggested inevitable comparisons with Keble's classic of the Christi… Go to person page >

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First Line: We rose today with anthems sweet
Author: William M. Punshon



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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #245

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #666

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