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We would leave, O God, to thee

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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
Copyright: Public Domain

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

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #324

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Church Harmonies #661

Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d105

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #739

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #504

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Hymns of Worship #472

School and College Hymnal #d174

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School and College Hymnal #46

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The Psalms of Life #416

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