In Your Mercy, Lord, You Called Me

In your mercy, Lord, you called me

Author: Josiah Conder; Alterer: Charles P. Price
Published in 3 hymnals

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Author: Josiah Conder

Josiah Conder was born in London, in 1789. He became a publisher, and in 1814 became proprietor of "The Eclectic Review." Subsequently to 1824, he composed a series of descriptive works, called the "Modern Traveller," which appeared in thirty volumes. He also published several volumes of poems and hymns. He was the author of the first "Congregational Hymn Book" (1836). He died in 1855. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Alterer: Charles P. Price

Price was born in Pittsburgh in 1920 and educated at Harvard University, Virgina Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He studied piano with Elizabeth and Ferguson Webster and was ordained as a deacon and priest in the Episcopal Church, Diocese of Pittsburgh. He served churches in Pennsylvania and New York City before becoming a professor at Virginia Theological Seminary (1956-1963). From 1963 to 1972 he was preacher to the university and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University before returning to Virginia Seminary as professor of systematic theology (1972-1989). Price was a member of the Standing Liturgical Commission (1967-1985) and the Committee on Texts for The Hymnal 1982 (197… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In your mercy, Lord, you called me
Title: In Your Mercy, Lord, You Called Me
Author: Josiah Conder
Alterer: Charles P. Price
Language: English
Copyright: © 1982, Charles P. Price


The text for this hymn is a paraphrase of "Tis not that I did choose thee" by Josiah Conder.

In Your Mercy, Lord, You Called Me: A Sung Prayer in the Christian Tradition by Nancy C. Jones, 2010



HALTON HOLGATE (also called SHARON) is a version of a psalm tune originally composed by William Boyce (b. London, England, 1710; d. Kensington, London, 1779) and published around 1765 in his Collection of Melodies, including tunes by various composers for Christopher Smart's paraphrases of the psalm…

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #706
Moravian Book of Worship #612
Small Church Music #2911Audio