Lord, a Saviour's love displaying

Lord, a Saviour's love displaying

Author: Ernest Hawkins
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Lord, a Saviour's love displaying,
Show the heathen lands Thy way;
Thousands still like sheep are straying
In the dark and cloudy day.

2 Shades of death are gathering o'er them,
Lord, they perish from Thy sight!
Let Thine angel go before them;
Bring the Gentiles to Thy light.

3 Fetch them home from every nation,
From the islands of the sea;
By the word of Thy salvation
Call the wanderers back to Thee.

4 Thou their pasture hast provided,
Grant the blessing long foretold;
Let Thy sheep, divinely guided,
Find at last the one true fold.


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Ernest Hawkins

Hawkins, Ernest, B.D., son of Major Hawkins, born Jan. 25, 1802, at Hitchin, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford (B.A. 1842). He was for sometime a Fellow of Exeter College. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Burwash, sub-librarian of the Bodleian Library, Curate of St. George's, Bloomsbury, Minister of Curzon Chapel, Mayfair, London, Prebendary of St. Paul's, and Canon of Westminster. From 1838 to his death, Oct. 5, 1866, he also acted as secretary to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Besides his prose works, which were not numerous, he published Verses in commemoration of the Third Jubilee of the S.P.G. (Society for the Propagation of the Gospel), 1851-2. To this little collection his hymns were… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, a Saviour's love displaying
Title: Lord, a Saviour's love displaying
Author: Ernest Hawkins
Meter: 8.7
Language: English



William H. Monk (b. Brompton, London, England, 1823; d. London, 1889) composed MERTON and published it in The Parish Choir (1850). The tune has been associated with this text since the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern. The tune's title is thought to refer to Walter de Merton, founder of Mert…

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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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