God, who created me

God, who created me

Author: H. C. Beeching
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1. God, who created me
nimble and light of limb,
In three elements free,
to run, to ride, to swim;
Not when the sense is dim,
but now from the heart of joy,
I would remember Him;
take the thanks of a boy.

2. Jesus, King and Lord,
whose are my foes to fight,
Gird me with Thy sword,
swift and sharp and bright.
Thee would I serve if I might,
and conquer if I can:
From day-dawn to night,
take the strength of a man.

3. Spirit of love and truth,
breathing in grosser clay,
The light and flame of youth,
delight of men in the fray,
Wisdom in strength’s decay;
from pain, strife, wrong to be free
This best gift I pray,
take my spirit to Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1998

Author: H. C. Beeching

Beeching, Henry Charles, D. LITT., son of J. P. G. Beeching, of Bexhill, Sussex, was born May 15, 1859, and educated at the City of London School, and Ball. College Oxford: B.A. 1883; M.A. 1887; D.LITT. Durham, 1903. After holding several important appointments, including Chaplain of Lincoln's Inn, Prof, of Past, and Liturgical Theology, K.C.L., Clark Lecturer in English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, &c, he became in 1902 Canon of Westminster and in 1904 Preacher at Lincoln's Inn. His published works are: In a Garden, and other Poems, 1895; A Paradise of English Poetry, 1892; Lyra Sacra, 1894; and many others. For his translation of the seven greater Advent Antiphons. His Children's Hymn, “God Who created me," appeared in his… Go to person page >



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