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Composer: C. H. Purday
Published in 2 hymnals

Composer: C. H. Purday

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 11, 1799, Folke­stone, Eng­land. Died: Ap­ril 23, 1885, Lon­don, Eng­land. Purday was ap­point­ed con­duct­or of psalm­o­dy at Crown Court Scots Church in Co­vent Gar­den, Lon­don, in the 1840’s, dur­ing the min­is­try of Dr. John Cum­ming. Dr. Cum­ming’s church was so pop­u­lar that it was said traf­fic could not move in Bow Street and Dru­ry Lane for the throng of car­ri­ag­es mak­ing their way to ser­vic­es. Pur­day was a fine vo­cal­ist and had sung at the cor­o­na­tion of Queen Vic­tor­ia. He be­came a mu­sic pub­lish­er, and was a pi­o­neer in the move­ment for co­py­right law re­form. His works in­clude: The Sac­red Mu­sic­al Of­fer­ing, 1833… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: C. H. Purday
Incipit: 55612 31656 51325


When waves of trouble round me swell

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

My Shepherd, you supply my need,
most holy is your name;
in pastures fresh you make me feed,
beside the living stream.
You bring my wand'ring spirit back.
when I forsake your ways;
you lead me, for your mercy's sake,
in paths of truth and grace.

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Christ in Song #758

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The Tribute of Praise #303

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