O thou who hast in every age

O thou who hast in every age

Author: E. H. Dewart
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1. O Thou who hast, in every age,
Thy trusting people safely led,
On us, who in Thy work engage,
Thy Spirit’s guiding influence shed.

2. As moon and stars their beams unite,
To gild and gladden every zone,
So blend Thy Word and works their light,
To make Thy grace and glory known.

3. Though Thou art holy, wise, and great,
And we are sinful worms of clay,
Thou dost regard our low estate,
And bend to listen while we pray.

4. On those who sow in youthful minds
The seeds of harvests yet to be,
Bestow the living faith, which binds
The heart in loyal love to Thee.

5. Protect our youth from every foe,
And lead in paths of truth and peace;
As they in age and knowledge grow,
May faith and holiness increase.

6. So to Thy Church, in wisdom taught,
May men of nobler life be given;
Until, by holy deed and thought,
This world is lifted nearer Heaven.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5434

Author: E. H. Dewart

Born: March 30, 1828, Stra­done, Coun­ty Ca­van, Ire­land. Died: Cir­ca 1903, prob­ab­ly in To­ron­to, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da. Dewart ar­rived in Ca­na­da around 1834. Or­dained a Meth­od­ist min­is­ter in 1855, he ed­it­ed the Meth­od­ist news­pa­per, the To­ron­to Chris­tian Guar­di­an (1869-94), and earned a DD de­gree from Vic­tor­ia Un­i­ver­si­ty, To­ron­to, in 1879. His works in­clude: Selections from Ca­na­di­an Po­ets (Mont­ré­al, Ca­na­da: John Lov­ell, 1864) Songs of Life (To­ron­to, Ca­na­da: 1869) Bible Un­der High­er Cri­ti­cism Broken Reeds, or, The Her­e­sies of the Ply­mouth Breth­ren Shown to Be Con­tra­ry to Scrip­ture & Rea­son… Go to person page >

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Henry Baker (b. Nuneham, Oxfordshire, England, 1835; d. Wimbledon, England, 1910; not to be confused with Henry W. Baker) was educated as a civil engineer at Winchester and Cooper's Hill and was active in railroad building in India. In 1867 he completed a music degree at Exeter College, Oxford, Engl…

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Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d.…

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