Lord, before thy presence come

Lord, before thy presence come

Author: John Taylor
Tune: NASHVILLE (Ball)
Published in 62 hymnals

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Lord, before Thy presence come,
Bow we down with holy fear;
Call our erring footsteps home,
Let us feel that Thou art near.

Wandering thoughts and languid powers
Come not where devotion kneels;
Let the soul expand her stores,
Glowing with the joy she feels.

At the portals of Thine house,
We resign our earth-born cares;
Nobler thoughts our souls engross,
Songs of praise and fervent prayers.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #17

Author: John Taylor

Taylor, John, born July 30, 1750, was the son of Richard Taylor, of Norwich, and grandson of Dr. John Taylor (1694-1761, the eminent Hebrew scholar, who was for many years minister of the Octagon Chapel, Norwich, and afterwards Divinity tutor at the Warrington Academy. Dr. Taylor published A Collection of Tunes in Various Airs, one of the first collections of its kind, and his grandson was one of the most musical of Unitarian hymn-writers). Young Taylor, after serving his apprenticeship in his native place, was for two years in a banking house in London, at which time he was an occasional poetical contributor to the Morning Chronicle. In 1773 he returned to Norwich, where he spent the rest of his life, first as a manufacturer, and afterward… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #17Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #17Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #18Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #13Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #13Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #13Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #13Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #13Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #13Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #XIXPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #17Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #608Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #21Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #21Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #21Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #21Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #46Page Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #395Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #90Page Scan
Heart and Voice #d145
Heart and Voice #d147
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d362
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #49Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #24Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #31Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d252
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #28Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #28Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #10Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #10Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #35Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #47Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d138
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d151
Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d105
Melodies of Heaven #d77
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #140Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d358
School and College Hymnal #d77
School and College Hymnal: a collection of hymns and of selections for responsive readings #128Page Scan
Services for Congregational Worship #31aPage Scan
Services for Congregational Worship #31bPage Scan
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #68Page Scan
The Carol #d114
The Chapel Hymn Book [for Warren and Pitt St. Chapels, Boston]. 4th ed. #d208
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d204
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #465Page Scan
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #34Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d345
The Gospel Psalmist #10Page Scan
The Harp #159Page Scan
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d140
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d218
The Sabbath School Lute: a selection of hymns and appropriate melodies, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families and social meetings #166Page Scan
The Sabbath School Lyre #d84
The Sabbath School Lyre: a collection of hymns and music, original and selected, for general use in sabbath schools #160Page Scan
The Sabbath School Melodist: being a selection of hymns with appropriate music; for the use of Sabbath schools, families and social meetings #113Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d529
The Tabernacle #d173
Vestry Songs #d115
Young People's Catholic Hymn Book #d46
Youthful Voices #d127



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