Composer: Thomas Joseph Linekar
Published in 6 hymnals

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Composer: Thomas Joseph Linekar

Linekar, Thomas Joseph, son of Mr. John Linekar; born at Hoylake, Cheshire, October 6, 1858; from an early age showed musical talent; studied music under W. H. Jude, of Liverpool for three years, but principally self-taught; appointed organist of Hoylake Church in 1878, holding the office for six years; afterwards organist of Llandvillo Church for three years; since 1887 organist of St. John’s English Wesleyan Church, Colwyn Bay, North Wales. Most of his compostions have been published under the nom de plume of Raymond Berenger. --The Music of the Church Hymnary Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Thomas Joseph Linekar
Meter: 8.8.6 D
Incipit: 13224 32135 56534
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


O Lord, be thou my helper true

O Lord, be Thou my helper true,
For just and godly men are few;
The faithful who can find?
From truth and wisdom men depart,
With flattering lips and double heart
They speak their evil mind.

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O Love Divine, How Sweet Thou Art

God, Hear My Prayer


The Cyber Hymnal #5056
Text: O Lord, Be Thou My Helper True
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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #50

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #61A

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