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We would leave, O God, to thee

We would leave, O God, to thee

Author: William Gaskell
Published in 11 hymnals

Full Text

We would leave, O God, to Thee,
Every anxious care and fear;
Thou the troubled thought canst see,
Thou canst dry the bitter tear.

Thou dost care for us, we know,—
Care with all a Father’s love;
Thou canst make each earthly woe
Work to higher bliss above.

On this faith we fain would rest;
Strengthen Thou its blessed power!
Steadfast keep it in our breast,
Through each dark and trying hour.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #324

Author: William Gaskell

Gaskell, William, M.A., son of Mr. William Gaskell, was born at Latchford (a suburb of Warrington, on the Cheshire side of the Mersey), 24 July, 1805. He was educated at Manchester New College and at the University of Glasgow, where he graduated M.A. in 1825. In 1828 he became co-pastor with the Rev. J. G. Robberds at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester, a position he held until his death. Mr. Gaskell was a man of cultivated mind and considerable literary ability. His publications include Lectures on the Lancashire Dialect, 1853, a small volume of Temperance Rhymes, 1839, and various theological works. In 1832 he married Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson, who afterwards attained celebrity as the authoress of Mary Barton, and of other popul… Go to person page >

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First Line: We would leave, O God, to thee
Author: William Gaskell



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #324Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #324Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #661Page Scan
Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d105
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d784
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #739Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #504Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: designed for use especially in the lecture room, the prayer meeting and the family #472Page Scan
School and College Hymnal #d174
School and College Hymnal: a collection of hymns and of selections for responsive readings #46Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #416Page Scan