O daughters blest of Galilee

O daughters blest of Galilee

Author: William Walsham How
Tune: INASMUCH (Burnap)
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1 O daughters blest of Galilee,
With Jesus chose ye well to be,
Thrice happy holy company!

2 O joy, to see that Master dear!
O joy, to live with Him so near!
O joy, that gentle voice to hear!

3 O more than joy, to that dear Lord,
In purest, deepest love adored,
All lowly service to afford!

4 Yea, happy was your lot to bring,
In loyal homage to your King,
Each free and gracious offering.

5 O Jesus, throned above the height,
Adoring troops of angels bright
Wait on Thy bidding day and night:

6 Thy sacred form we cannot see,
Yet, Lord, these hands may render Thee,
Each lowly act of charity.

7 For while 'mid want and woe we move,
And tend Thy poor in gentle love,
We minister to Thee above.

8 O gracious Jesus, we confess
Our poor cold love, our nothingness:
Yet Thou wilt own, and Thou wilt bless.


The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >

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First Line: O daughters blest of Galilee
Author: William Walsham How
Meter: 8.8.8
Language: English



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