With fervent hearts let us unite

With fervent hearts let us unite

Author: Thomas Ken
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 With fervent hearts let all unite,
To supplicate the lord of might;
His aid implore, his pow'r declare,
And humbly beg his watchful care.

2 Forgive, us, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ills that we this day have done;
That with the world, ourselves, and thee,
We, e'er we sleep, at peace may be.

3 Teach us to live, that we may dread,
The grave as little as our bed;
Teach us to die, that so we may
Triumphant rise at the last day.

4 Guard us, O Lord, through night's repose,
And let sweet sleep our eye-lids close;
Keep us, O keep us King of kings,
Under thy own Almighty wings.

5 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
Praise him all creatures here below;
Praise him above the angelic host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Source: A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #H.XLVII

Author: Thomas Ken

Thomas Ken (b. Berkampstead, Hertfordshire, England, 1637; d. Longleat, Wiltshire, England, 1711) studied at Winchester College, Hart Hall, and New College, Oxford, England. Ordained in the Church of England in 1662, he served variously as pastor, chaplain at Winchester College (1669-1679), chaplain to Princess (later Queen) Mary in The Hague, and bishop of Bath and Wells (1685-1691). He was a man of conscience and independent mind who did not shirk from confrontations with royalty. When King Charles II came to visit Winchester, he took along his mistress, the famous actress Nell Gwynne. Ken was asked to provide lodging for her. The story is told that Ken quickly declared his house under repair and had a builder take off the roof! He later… Go to person page >

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Author: Thomas Ken
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A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #H.XLVII

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