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Wherewith shall I approach the Lord

Wherewith shall I approach the Lord

Author: Simon Browne
Published in 50 hymnals

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1 Wherewith shall I approach the Lord,
And bow before his throne?
Oh! how procure his kind regard,
And for my guilt atone;

2 Shall alters flame, and victims bleed,
And spicy fumes ascend?
Will these my earnest wish succeed,
And make my God my friend?

3 O no, my soul! 'twere fruitless all;
Such offerings are vain:
No fatlings from the field or stall
His favor can obtain.

4 To men their rights I must allow,
And proofs of kindness give;
To God with humble rev'rence bow,
And to his glory live.

5 Hands that are clean, and hearts sincere,
He never will despise;
And cheerful duty he'll prefer
To costly sacrifice.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #333

Author: Simon Browne

Simon Browne was born at Shepton Mallet, Somersetshire, about 1680. He began to preach as an "Independent" before he was twenty years of age, and was soon after settled at Portsmouth. In 1716, he became pastor in London. In 1723, he met with some misfortunes, which preyed upon his mind, and produced that singular case of monomania, recorded in the text-books of Mental Philosophy; he thought that God had "annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness." "Notwithstanding," says Toplady, "instead of having no soul, he wrote, reasoned, and prayed as if he had two." He died in 1732. His publications number twenty-three, of which some are still in repute. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wherewith shall I approach the Lord
Author: Simon Browne
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d874

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #367

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #367

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #333

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #348

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #110

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #11

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d544

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #10

A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns #d82

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #11

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1064

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Hymns for Christian Melody #587

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Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d424

Psalms in Metre and Hymns Selected for the Use of the Parish Church of Boston #d135

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Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #49

Songs of the Free, and Hymns of Christian Freedom #d141

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The Baptist Hymn Book #878

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The Christian Psalmist #466

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The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d285

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The Psalmody #1196

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #343

The Universalist Hymn Book #d525

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #26

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #544

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