Lord, we come before thee nowAuthor: William Hammond (1745)
Published in 699 hymnals
1 Lord, we come before thee now;
At thy feet we humbly bow:
Oh! do not our suit disdain:
Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain?
2 Lord, on thee, our souls depend.
In compassion, now descend:
Fill our hearts with thy rich grace,
Tune our lips to sing thy praise.
3 In thine own appointed way,
Now we seek thee, here we stay:
Lord we know not how to go
Till a blessing thou bestow.
4 Send some message from thy word,
That may joy and peace afford;
Let thy Spirit now impart,
Full salvation to each heart.
5 Comfort those who weep and mourn,
Let the time of joy return;
Those that are cast down, lift up,
Make them strong in faith and hope!
6 Grant that all may seek and find
Thee a gracious God and kind;
Heal the sick, the captive free,
Let us all rejoice in thee!
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791
Lord, we come before Thee now. W. Hammond. [Public Worship.] First published in his Psalms & Hymns, 1745, p. 32, in 8 stanzas of 8 lines. In 1760 M. Madan reduced it to 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and as such it was given in his Psalms & Hymns of that year, No. 121. From this arrangement of the hymn most modern editors have taken their text. Original in Lyra Britannica 1867.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Instances (2)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Great Songs of the Church #4||Lord, we come before Thee now||HENDON||1986|
|Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #10||Lord, we come before thee now; At thy feet we humbly bow||INVOCATION||G Major or modal||11112323553211||1982|