With loving hearts, O Lord, we bring

With loving hearts, O Lord, we bring

Author: Albert Durrant Watson
Tune: ALSTONE
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1 With loving hearts, O Lord, we bring
The fragrant incense of the flowers,
And on the altar of our King
We consecrate our noblest powers.

2 The lily's pure and simple dress,
The daisy's innocence so fair,
Are emblems of Thy holiness,
The sweet reminders of Thy care.

3 The birds Thy matchless glory sing,
The fields are white with waving corn,
The breezes heavenly incense bring
From all the fertile valleys borne.

4 The earth is breathing back to thee
The odours of the perfect flowers;
May all our lives as fruitful be
Amid the sunshine and the showers.

5 Thy gracious power on us bestow
To do Thy will and love Thy word,
Till we in fuller measure show
The joy and beauty of the Lord.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #625

Author: Albert Durrant Watson

Watson, Albert Durrant. (Dixie, Ontario, January 8, 1859--May 3, 1926, Toronto, Ont.). Methodist. Victoria University, M.D., C.M., 1883; Edinburgh, P.R.C.P., 1883. While practising medicine in Toronto, he published nine books of prose and verse, culminating in Poetical Works (1924), and served on the compilation committee of the 1917, Methodist Hymn and Tune Book. For it, he wrote "Lord of the lands" to fit Calixa Lavallee's tune for "O Canada", since no English version of its French words had yet to gain general acceptance, and its Quebec origin worked against its use in Protestant churches. His words were widely used on patriotic occasions for the next fifty years, but only in church services, never in state celebrations. --Hugh D. McK… Go to person page >

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Author: Albert Durrant Watson

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