Almighty God, Whose only Son

Almighty God, Whose only Son

Author: H. W. Baker
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1 Almighty God, Whose only Son
O'er sin and death the triumph won,
And ever lives to intercede
For souls who Thy sweet mercy need;

2 In His dear Name to Thee we pray
For all who err and go astray,
For sinners, whereso'er they be,
Who do not serve and honor Thee.

3 And some within thy sacred fold,
To holy tings are dead and cold,
And waste the precious hours of life
In selfish ease, or toil, or strife;

4 And many a quickened soul within
There lurks the secret love of sin,
A wayward will, or anxious fears
Or lingering taint of bygone years;

5 Oh, give repentance true and deep
To all Thy lost and wandering sheep!
And kindle in their hearts the fire
Of holy love and pure desire;

6 That so from angel hosts above
May rise a sweeter song of love,
And we, with all the blest, adore
Thy Name, O God, for evermore.


Source: The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #499

Author: H. W. Baker

Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >

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First Line: Almighty God, Whose only Son
Author: H. W. Baker
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Almighty God, whose only Son. Sir H. W. Baker. [Missions.] Contributed to the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern 1868, No. 357, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and repeated in the revised edition of 1875, and other collections.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)




Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…

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