Hear Me, O God! When Near Thy Throne

Hear me, O God! when near Thy throne

Author (attributed to): William Goode
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1 Hear me, O God! when near Thy throne
My earnest cries ascend;
I plead Thy righteousness alone,
And on Thy grace depend.

2 Oft has that grace enlarged my heart,
Distressed by anxious care;
Again Thy mercy, Lord, impart,
Again regard my prayer.

3 When shades of night around me spread,
I’ll all my ways rehearse,
In silent witness on my bed,
And with my heart converse.

4 While many, wrapped in nature’s night,
For worldly good inquire,
O lift on me Thy saving light!
’Tis all that I desire.

5 I then in peace my eyes will close,
And take my needful rest:
Nor fear, nor danger interpose,
Of Thy defense possessed.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9826

Author (attributed to): William Goode

Goode, William, M.A., born in Buckingham, April 2, 1762, and received his early education, first in that town, and then under the care of the Rev. T. Bull, a Dissenting minister, at Newport Pagnel. Having a strong inclination for Holy Orders, he left the business in which he was engaged with his father, and, in 1780, entered Magdalen Hall, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1784, and M.A., 1787. On taking Holy Orders in 1786, he became curate of Abbots Langley, Herts; then of St. Ann's, Blackfriars, and subsequently rector of the latter parish, adding thereto one or two lectureships. He died April 15, 1816. Mr. Goode's interest in foreign mission work was very earnest, and took a practical turn in assisting to found the Church Missionary So… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hear me, O God! when near Thy throne
Title: Hear Me, O God! When Near Thy Throne
Author (attributed to): William Goode
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9826
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