Category Archives: In Time of Distress and Discouragement

O Lord, In Thee Is All My Trust

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. O Lord, in Thee is all my trust, Give ear unto my woful cry, Refuse not me that am unjust, But, … Continue reading

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The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want. He makes me down to lie In pastures green; He leadeth me The quiet waters by. My soul He doth restore again; And me to walk doth make Within the paths of righteousness, … Continue reading

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Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind

Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways; Reclothe us in our rightful mind, In purer lives Thy service find, In deeper reverence, praise. In simple trust like theirs who heard, Beside the Syrian sea, The gracious calling … Continue reading

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Depth Of Mercy! Can There Be

Depth of mercy! Can there be Mercy still reserved for me? Can my God His wrath forbear, Me, the chief of sinners, spare? I have long withstood His grace, Long provoked Him to His face, Would not hearken to His … Continue reading

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Blest Are The Humble Souls That See

Blest are the humble souls that see Their emptiness and poverty; Treasures of grace to them are giv’n, And crowns of joy laid up in Heav’n. Blest are the men of broken heart, Who mourn for sin with inward smart; … Continue reading

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Be Thou My Vision, O Lord Of My Heart

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art. Thou my best thought, by day or by night, Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light. Be Thou my wisdom, and … Continue reading

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While Thine Avenging Arrows Lord

This hymn was used for Lauds on Fridays in Ordinary Time in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. While thine avenging arrows, Lord, Encompass us around, … Continue reading

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