[Alas! my God, that Thou shouldst be]

[Alas! my God, that Thou shouldst be]

Composer: Charles Edward Pollock
Published in 3 hymnals

Composer: Charles Edward Pollock

Charles Edward Pollock USA 1853-1928. Born at Newcastle, PA, he moved to Jefferson City, MO, when age 17. He was a cane maker for C W Allen. He also worked 20 years for the MO Pacific Railroad, as a depot clerk and later as Assistant Roadmaster. He was a musician and prolific songwriter, composing 5000+ songs, mostly used in Sunday school settings and church settings. He took little remuneration for his compositions, preferring they be freely used. He produced three songbooks: “Praises”, “Beauty of praise”, and “Waves of melody”. In 1886 he married Martha (Mattie) Jane Harris, and they had three children: Robert, Edward, and a daughter. He died in Merriam, KS. John Perry… Go to person page >

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Title: [Alas! my God, that Thou shouldst be]
Composer: Charles Edward Pollock
Incipit: 53331 11655 33125
Copyright: Public Domain


Pardoning Love

Alas, my God, that Thou should be

Alas, my God, that thou should be
To me so much unknown!
I long to walk and talk with thee,
And dwell before thy throne.

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #208

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Songs for All #109a

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The Brethren Hymnal #380

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