Lord, in Thy Name thy servants pleadAuthor: John Keble (1856)
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1 Lord, in thy Name thy servants plead,
And thou hast sworn to hear;
Thine is the harvest, thine the seed,
The fresh and fading year.
2 Our hope, when autumn winds blew wild,
We trusted, Lord, with thee;
And now, when spring has on us smiled,
We wait on thy decree.
3 The former and the latter rain,
The summer sun and air,
The green ear and the golden grain,
All thine, are ours by prayer;
4 Thine, too, by right, and ours by grace,
The wondrous growth unseen,
The hopes that soothe, the fears that brace,
The love that shines serene.
5 So grant the precious things brought forth
By sun and moon below,
That thee in thy new heaven and earth
We never may forego.
Lord, in Thy Name Thy servants plead. J. Keble. [Rogation Days.] Written at Malvern, Aug. 4, 1856, and first published in the Salisbury Hymn Book, 1857, No, 105, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, including a doxology. This was repeated with slight changes in the Rev. F. Pott's Hymns, &c, 1861; the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, and others, sometimes with the Salisbury Hymn Book doxology, changed to another, and at other times without any, as in the Sarum Hymnal, 1868, and the author's (posthumous) Miscellaneous Poems, 1869, p. 114. Its use is extensive.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #5090||Lincoln||Lord, in Thy name Thy servants plead||LINCOLN||Charles Coffin||184.108.40.206|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3799||Lord, in Thy Name Thy Servants Plead||Lord, in Thy name Thy servants plead||LINCOLN||John Keble||CM|
|The New English Hymnal #126||Lord, in thy name thy servants plead||Lord, in thy name thy servants plead||LINCLON||John Keble, 1792-1866||CM with repeats||1986||The Christian Year | Rogation Days|