Lord, it belongs not to my care

Lord, it belongs not to my care

Author: Richard Baxter (1681)
Published in 229 hymnals

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1 Lord, it belongs not to my care
whether I die or live:
to love and serve thee is my share,
and this thy grace must give.

2 Christ leads me through no darker rooms
than he went through before;
he that into God's kingdom comes
must enter by this door.

3 Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet
thy blessed face to see;
for if thy work on earth be sweet,
what will thy glory be!

4 Then shall I end my sad complaints
and weary, sinful days,
and join with the triumphant saints
that sing my Saviour's praise.

5 My knowledge of that life is small,
the eye of faith is dim;
but 'tis enough that Christ knows all,
and I shall be with him.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #306

Author: Richard Baxter

Baxter, Richard. Only s. of Richard Baxter, yeoman, Eaton Constantine, Shropshire, b. at Rowton, Shropshire, Nov. 12,1615. He was educated at Wroxeter School, and for a time held the Mastership of the Dudley Grammar School. On taking Holy Orders, he became, in 1640, Ourate of Kidderminster. Subsequently he was for some time chaplain to one of Cromwell's regiments. Through weakness he had to take an enforced rest, during which he wrote his Saints’ Everlasting Rest. On regaining his health he returned to Kidderminster, where he remained until 1660, when he removed to London. At the Restoration he became chaplain to Charles II and was offered the bishopric of Hereford, which he refused. On the passing of the Act of Uniformity, he retired fro… Go to person page >

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ST. HUGH (Hopkins)


EVAN (Havergal)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #306Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #224Page Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #242
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #679a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #679b
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #462
Lutheran Service Book #757Text
Rejoice in the Lord #584Text
Small Church Music #1562Audio
Small Church Music #2467Audio
Small Church Music #5748Audio
Small Church Music #7021Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3590TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #402Page Scan
Include 215 pre-1979 instances



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