Lord's Day Evening

Representative Text

1 When, O dear Jesus, when shall I
Behold Thee all serene;
Blest in perpetual holy day,
Without a veil between!

2 Assist me, while I wander here,
Amidst a world of cares;
Incline my heart to pray in love,
And then accept my prayers.

3 Release my soul from every chain,
No more hell's captive led;
And pardon Thy repenting child,
For whom the Savior bled.

4 Spare me, O God, O spare the soul,
That gives it self to Thee:
Take all that I possess below,
And give Thyself to me.

5 Thy Spirit, O my Father, give,
To be my Guide and Friend,
To light my way to ceaseless joys,
To rest without an end.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #307

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When, O dear Jesus, when shall I
Title: Lord's Day Evening
Author: John Cennick
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


EVAN (Havergal)

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Instances (1 - 64 of 64)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d859

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d269

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d172

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCXLV

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #507

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d323

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #307

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #307

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1019

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Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #10

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d347

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #638

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #638

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #638

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #638

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d208

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Seamen's Hymns #507

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d684

Select Hymns #d493

The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d242

The Baptist Harmony #d432

The Baptist Harmony #d445

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d616

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #444

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #673

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #25

The Evangelical Songster: or, a New Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d98

The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1069

The Social Harp. Rev. #d425

The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d348

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The Young Christian's Companion #61

The Young Convert's Companion: Being a Collection of Hymns for the Use of Conference Meetings #d122

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