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When arise the thoughts of sin

When arise the thoughts of sin

Author: William Gaskell
Published in 9 hymnals

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When arise the thoughts of sin,
When the world our hearts would win,
When, to selfish pleasure given,
Droops the love that blooms for heaven;
Lord, we would remember thee,—
Thou wilt our Redeemer be.

When, with footsteps faint and slow,
Duty’s upward path we go;
When, by toils and hardship pressed,
Round we turn to look for rest;
Lord, we would remember thee,
Thou our Guide and Strength wilt be.

When the way grows dark and drear,
When, beset by doubt and fear,
We can see no beam of light
Struggling through the thickening night;
Lord, we would remember thee,
Thou our Comforter wilt be.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #148

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: When arise the thoughts of sin
Author: William Gaskell

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Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #148Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #148Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d794
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #364Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #587Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #508Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #234Page Scan
Hymnal, Amore Dei #234Page Scan
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #122Page Scan



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