Category Archives: The Christian Life And Mission

Come, Holy Spirit, God Of Might

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Come, Holy Spirit, God of might, The Comforter of all, Teach us to know thy word aright, That we may never … 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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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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Oh, Ye, Who Followed Christ In Love

This hymn was used for Vespers (II) from Septuagesima Sunday until the beginning of Lent in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. Oh, ye, who followed Christ … 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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‘Tis For Conquering Kings To Gain

This hymn was used for Vespers II on the Feast of the Lord’s Circumcision (Octave of Christmas) in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. ‘Tis for conquering … Continue reading

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Supreme Disposer Of The Heart

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers on Saturdays (Vespers I for Sunday) throughout the year in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. … Continue reading

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