My Lord, I did not choose you

My Lord, I did not choose you

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1 My Lord, I did not choose you
for that could never be;
my heart would still refuse you
had you not chosen me:
you took the sin that stained me,
you cleansed me, made me new,
for you, Lord, had ordained me
that I should live in you.

2 Unless your grace had called me
and taught my opening mind,
the world would have enthralled me,
to heavenly glories blind:
my heart knows none above you;
for you I long, I thirst,
and know that, if I love you,
Lord, you have loved me first.

Source: Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #107

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WHITFIELD (Anonymous)

Said to be a "Greek Air," CALCUTTA was one of the popular national tunes used by Dublin's Thomas Moore (1779-1852) in his Sacred Songs (1816). Arthur S. Sullivan (PHH 46) adapted it for congregational singing and published it in his Church Hymns with Tunes (1874). The tune is named CALCUTTA because…

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OFFERTORIUM is adapted from the offertorium of a choral Mass by Johann Michael Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1737; d. Salzburg, Austria, 1806). It first was treated as a hymn tune in the 1916 supplement to Hymns Ancient and Modern with William Cowper's "Sometimes a Light Surprises." This music suggests…

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