When, Lord, to this our western land

When, Lord, to this our western land

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Tune: MISSION (Gilbert)
Published in 45 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When, Lord, to this our western land,
Led by Thy providential hand,
Our wandering fathers came,
Their ancient homes, their friends in youth,
Sent forth the heralds of Thy truth,
To keep them in Thy Name.

2 Then, through our solitary coast,
The desert features soon were lost;
Thy temples there arose;
Our shores, as culture made them fair,
Were hallowed by Thy rites, by prayer,
And blossomed as the rose.

3 And O may we repay this debt
to regions solitary yet
Within our spreading land:
There, brethren, from our common home,
Still westward like our fathers, roam;
Still guided by Thy hand.

4 Saviour, we own this debt of live:
O shed Thy Spirit from above,
To move each Christian breast;
Till heralds shall Thy truth proclaim,
And temples rise to fix Thy Name,
Through all our desert west.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk

Henry Ustick Onderdonk, Bishop of Pennsylvania, was born in New York, March 16, 1789, and educated at Columbia College, B.A. 1805, M.A. 1808, D.D. 1827. Having decided to devote his life to medicine, he studied first in London and then in Edinburgh, receiving his M.D. from that university in 1810. Returning to New York, he began to study theology under Bishop Hobart and was ordained in 1815. He was rector of St. Ann's, Brooklyn, until 1827 when, following a famous controversy, he was elected bishop coadjutor of Pennsylvania, becoming diocesan in 1836 upon the death of Bishop White. He, with W.A. Muhlenberg, q.v., was influential on the committee appointed by General Convention to prepare the so-called Prayer Book Collection, 1826. The… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When, Lord, to this our western land
Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Meter: 8s. 6s.
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 45 of 45)
Page Scan

A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #563

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #652

Page Scan

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #647

Page Scan

A Collection of Sacred Song #73(H105)

Page Scan

A Collection of Sacred Song #73(H105)

Page Scan

Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #786

Page Scan

Christian Praise #216

Page Scan

Christian Praise #216

Page Scan

Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #293

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d138

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d341

Text

Hymnal #293

Page Scan

Hymnal #293

Page Scan

Hymns for Christian Devotion #736

Page Scan

Hymns for Christian Devotion #736

Page Scan

Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #105

Page Scan

Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #153

Page Scan

Hymns #894

Page Scan

Hymns #894

Page Scan

Hymns #867

Page Scan

Hymns #894

Missionary Hymns #d82

Page Scan

Palm Leaves #63

Page Scan

Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #326

Page Scan

Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H105

Page Scan

Songs for Social and Public Worship #680

Page Scan

The Baptist Praise Book #1195

Page Scan

The Church Hymnal with Canticles #293

Page Scan

The Church Hymnal #396

The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d421

Page Scan

The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1271

Page Scan

The Congregational Hymn Book #868

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d711

Page Scan

The Hymnal #293

Page Scan

The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H105

Page Scan

The Presbyterian Hymnal #647

Page Scan

The Presbyterian Hymnal #647

Page Scan

The Sunday School Hymnal #363

Page Scan

The Sunday School Hymnal #363

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d238

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d242

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements