A Prayer

My life I draw, Lord, from Thy Death

Author: H. Petursson; Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Published in 1 hymnal

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My life I draw, Lord, from Thy Death;
Thy Cross my comfort perfecteth.
O let Thy Passion's mighty power
Work in my bosom from this hour,
And crucify me, Lord, that I
To Thee may live, to sin may die.

Author: H. Petursson

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Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher

Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >

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First Line: My life I draw, Lord, from Thy Death
Title: A Prayer
Author: H. Petursson
Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Language: English