He sat to watch o'er customs paidAuthor: William Bright
Published in 12 hymnals
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1 He sat to watch o'er customs paid,
a man of scorned and hard'ning trade;
alike the symbol and the tool
of foreign masters' hated rule.
2 But grace within his heart had stirred;
there needed but the timely word;
it came, true Lord of souls, from thee,
that royal summons, "Follow me!"
3 Enough, when thou wast passing by,
to hear thy voice, to meet thine eye;
he rose, responsive to the call
and left his task, his gains, his all.
4 O wise exchange! with these to part,
and lay up treasures in the heart;
let them of Matthew's wealth partake,
who yield up all for Jesus' sake.
Source: Rejoice in the Lord #265
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #281||He sat to watch o'er customs paid||He sat to watch o'er customs paid||BRESLAU||William Bright, 1824-1901||LM||1985||Holy Days and Various Occasions | Saint Matthew (Septmber 21)|
|Rejoice in the Lord #265||He Sat to Watch O'er Customs Paid||He sat to watch o'er customs paid||BROCKHAM||William Bright||LM||Matthew 9:13; Luke 5:27; Mark 2:14; Matthew 9:9||1985||Biblical Characters | Matthew; Call and Response ||
|Small Church Music #3558||Breslau||He sat to watch o'er customs paid||BRESLAU||William Bright||18.104.22.168|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2624||He Sat to Watch o'er Customs Paid||He sat to watch o'er customs paid||GLOUCESTER||William Bright||LM||<cite>Hymns Ancient and Modern</cite>, 1889|
|The New English Hymnal #189||He sat to watch o'er customs paid||He sat to watch o'er customs paid||ALFRETON||William Bright, 1824-1901||LM||1986||St. Matthew | September 21st; The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holy Days: Proper|