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Composer: Edwin Pond Parker
Published in 40 hymnals

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Composer: Edwin Pond Parker

Parker, Edwin Pond, D.D., born at Castine, Maine, Jan. 13, 1836, and educated at Bowdoin College, Maine, and Bangor Theo. Sem., Maine. Entering the Congregational ministry, he became pastor of the Second Church of Christ, Hartford, Conn., Jan. 1860, and has remained there to the present date. Besides editing some Sunday School Hymn and Tune Books, now out of use, he was chief Editor of The Book of Praise . . . (Congregational) . . ., Phila., 1874; and Editor of The Christian Hymnal, Hartford, Conn., 1877, revised ed. 1889. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Blest are they in Christ departed. [Death and Burial.] Dated 1886. In the Christian Hymnal, 1889, and several other collections. 2. Come to Jesus, ye who labour.… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Edwin Pond Parker
Incipit: 32117 71253
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Master, no offering

Master, no offering,
Costly and sweet,
May we, like Magdalene,
Lay at thy feet;
Yet may love's incense rise,
Sweeter than sacrifice,
Dear Lord, to thee.

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Organ Solo

  • The Organist Volume 109 Number 6 January February 2006: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Michael Shea
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2006) pp. 80
  • Easy Organ Library Volume 40: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Michael Shea
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2005) pp. 80
  • The Organist Volume 95 Number 3 July 1991: A Bi-Monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; Gerald Peterson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1991) pp. 95, 97
  • Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee: Organ Preludes
    Composer/Editor A. P. Van Iderstine
    Published By: Broadman Press (1979) pp. 20
  • 21 Preludes on Standard Hymns for the Organ
    Composer/Editor Rob Roy Peery
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1963) pp. 24
  • The Organist Volume 66 Number 4 September 1962: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Rob Roy Peery; George Blake
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1962) pp. 16


The Cyber Hymnal #4293
Text: Master, No Offering Costly and Sweet
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #6312
Text: Jehovah o, derainay Hianao! (We praise You, O Jehovah)
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #12b


Small Church Music #6312


The Cyber Hymnal #4293

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The New Century Hymnal #536

Include 36 pre-1979 instances
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