God of my life, thy boundless grace

God of my life, thy boundless grace

Author: Charlotte Elliott
Tune: HANFORD (Sullivan)
Published in 36 hymnals

Full Text

1 God of my life, Thy boundless grace
Chose, pardoned, and adopted me;
My Rest, my Home, my Dwelling-place;
Father, I come to Thee.

2 Jesus, my Hope, my Rock, my Shield,
Whose precious blood was shed for me,
Into Thy hands my soul I yield:
Savior, I come to Thee.

3 Spirit of glory and of God,
Long hast Thou deigned my guide to be;
Now be Thy comfort sweet bestowed:
My God, I come to Thee.

4 I come to join that countless host,
Who praise Thy name unceasingly;
Blest Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
My God, I come to Thee.



Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #265

Author: Charlotte Elliott

Elliott, Charlotte, daughter of Charles Elliott, of Clapham and Brighton, and granddaughter of the Rev. H. Venn, of Huddersfield, was born March 18, 1789. The first 32 years of her life were spent mostly at Clapham. In 1823 she removed to Brighton, and died there Sept. 22, 1871. To her acquaintance with Dr. C. Malan, of Geneva, is attributed much of the deep spiritual-mindedness which is so prominent in her hymns. Though weak and feeble in body, she possessed a strong imagination, and a well-cultured and intellectual mind. Her love of poetry and music was great, and is reflected in her verse. Her hymns number about 150, a large percentage of which are in common use. The finest and most widely known of these are, "Just as I am” and "My God… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God of my life, thy boundless grace
Author: Charlotte Elliott
Meter: 8, 8, 8, 6

Notes

God of my life, Thy boundless grace. Charlotte Elliott. [Resignation.] Contributed to the 2nd edition of the Invalid's Hymn Book, 1841, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and based upon Psalm xxxi. 5, "Into Thine hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth." In the American hymn-books the last line of each stanza is often altered to suit the hymn to various tunes. In the Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865, stanza i. line 4 is, "Father, I come, I come to Thee"; in Laudes Domini, 1884, "I come to Thee." The remaining stanzas undergo similar changes. Original text in the Stryker and Main Church Praise Book, N. Y., 1882, where the line reads, "Father! I come to Thee."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 36 of 36)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #265Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d117
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #265TextPage Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #12Page Scan
Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #19Page Scan
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #457Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #623Page Scan
New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #411Page Scan
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #14Page Scan
Our New Hymnal #121Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #399Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #680Page Scan
School and Parish Hymnal: with tunes #208Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #516
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #518Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #518Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #518Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #518Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #518Page Scan
Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d51
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #296Page Scan
Songs of Worship for the Sunday School #d70
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #399Page Scan
The Book of Worship #d141
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #412Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d209
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #309Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #259Page Scan
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #423Page Scan
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #472Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #486Page Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #H431Page Scan
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #14Page Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #635Page Scan
The Plymouth Hymnal #d149
Westminster Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of hymns and tunes for use in sabbath-schools and social meetings #258Page Scan



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