All seeing, gracious Lord

All seeing, gracious Lord

Author: Henry C. Graves
Tune: [All-seeing, gracious, Lord]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 All-seeing, gracious Lord—
My heart before Thee lies;
All sin of thought and life abhorred,
My soul to Thee would rise.

Hear Thou my prayer, O God,
Unite my heart to Thee;
Beneath Thy love, beneath Thy rod,
From sin deliver me.

2 Thou knowest all my need,
My inmost thought dost see;
Ah, Lord! from all allurements freed,
Like Thee transformed I’d be. [Refrain]

3 Thou holy blessèd One,
To me, I pray, draw near;
My spirit fill, O heavenly Son,
With loving, Godly fear. [Refrain]

4 Bind Thou my life to Thine,
To me Thy life is given;
While I my all to Thee resign,
Thou art my all in Heaven. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7986

Author: Henry C. Graves

Graves, Henry 0., D.D., born at Deerfield, Massachusetts, Sep. 22, 1830, and entered the Baptist ministry in 1858, since which he has held several pastorates, the last being New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1886. He has written several hymns for Sunday Schools and other purposes. One of these “All-seeing, gracious Lord” (Divine help desired) appeared in Welcome Songs, 1879. Another of his hymns, "Soul, soul, thou art passing" (Old and New Year), is in the Baptist Praise Book, 1871. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All seeing, gracious Lord
Author: Henry C. Graves
Refrain First Line: Hear thou my prayer, O God



The Cyber Hymnal #7986
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)