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Werk In My, Gees Van God

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1 Werk in my, Gees van God,
Skenk my ’n lewe nuut
Dat ek kan liefhê soos U sê
En doen wat U my gebied.

2 Werk in my, Gees van God,
Skep reinheid in my hart
Sodat ek een met U kan wees
Gehoorsaam in woord en gees.

3 Werk in my, Gees van God,
So sal ek ewig leef.
Lewe met U in ewigheid
U koninkryk my omgeef.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8240

Author: Edwin Hatch

Hatch, Edwin, D.D., was born at Derby, Sep. 4, 1835, and educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, B.A., in honours, in 1857. After holding important appointments in Canada, he returned to England and became Vice-Principal of St. Mary Hall, Oxford, 1867; and Rector of Purleigh, 1883. (See also Crockford). He died Nov. 10, 1889. His hymn-writing was limited. One, and that a very spirited lyric, is in Allon's Congregational Psalmist Hymnal, 1886 "Breathe on me, Breath of God." (Whitsuntide.) Dr. Hatch's hymns were published in his posthumous Towards Fields of Light, London 1890. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Translator and Adapter: Marianne Viljoen

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Text Information

First Line: Werk in my, Gees van God
Title: Werk In My, Gees Van God
English Title: Breathe on me, breath of God
Translator and Adapter: Marianne Viljoen (2005)
Author: Edwin Hatch (1878)
Language: Afrikaans
Copyright: Public Domain



Robert Jackson (b, Oldham, Lancashire, England, 1842; d. Oldham, 1914) originally, composed TRENTHAM as a setting for Henry W. Baker's "O Perfect Life of Love" (380). Named for a village in Staffordshire, England, close to the town in which Jackson was born, the tune was published with the Baker tex…

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The Cyber Hymnal #8240
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