Teach me, my God and King, In all things Thee to seeAuthor: George Herbert (1633)
Published in 229 hymnals
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1 Teach me, my God and King,
in all things thee to see;
and what I do in anything
to do it as for thee.
2 A man that looks on glass,
on it may stay his eye;
or, if he pleaseth, through it pass,
and then the heaven espy.
3 All may of thee partake;
nothing can be so mean
which, with this tincture, For thy sake,
will not grow bright and clean.
4 A servant with this clause
makes drudgery divine;
who sweeps a room, as for thy laws,
makes that and the action fine.
5 This is the famous stone
that turneth all to gold;
for that which God doth touch and own
cannot for less be told.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #790
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|Author:||George Herbert (1633)|
Teach me, my God and King. G. Herbert. [Duty.] This hymn is found in modern hymnbooks in two forms, the first as written by Herbert, and the second as altered by J. Wesley. Herbert's text was printed in his Temple, 1633, p. 178, under the title "The Elixir"; and J. Wesley's in his Collection of Psalms & Hymns, 1738.
In modern hymnbooks, as in Mercer and others, J. Wesley's text, with the omission of the last stanza, is usually followed. We must note that in Herbert's text the line (a) reads in the 7th ed. "Which with this tincture for Thy sake," and that in later editions of J. Wesley's Collection of Psalms & Hymns the following changes are also made :—
(b) "Nothing so small can be."
(c) "Hallow'd is toil, if this the cause."
(d) "The elixir this the stone."
This rugged, but beautiful hymn is we! adapted in its original form for private use.
-- Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 14 of 14)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #790||Teach me, my God and King||Teach me, my God and King||SANDYS||George Herbert (1593-1633)||SM||Acts 10:15; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Colossians 3:22-23||2013||Commitment | ; Dedication | of people; Discipleship | ; Other Saints and Festivals | Philip and James, Apostles; Proper 11 | Year A; Proper 21 | Year B|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #601||Teach me, my God and King||Teach me, my God and King||2000|
|Common Praise (1998) #496||Teach Me, My God and King||Teach me, my God and King||FESTAL SONG||George Herbert, 1593-1633||SM||Deuteronomy 10:12-22; Joshua 24:1-25; 1 Samuel 12:19-25; Ezekiel 36:24-28; Matthew 10:24-39; Matthew 16:21-28; Mark 8:27-38; Mark 10:17-31; Luke 9:18-27; Luke 18:18-30; Romans 12:1-21; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Ephesians 5:15-20; 1 Peter 4:1-8||1998||Discipleship | ; Learning | ; Christian Life ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #583||Teach me, my God and King||Teach me, my God and King||SANDYS||George Herbert, 1593-1633||SM||1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Thessalonians 4:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-13; Colossians 3:18; Colossians 3:23||2000||Proper 20 | Year B|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #642||Teach me, my God and King||Teach me, my God and King||2000|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #592||Teach me, my God and King||Teach me, my God and King||CARLISLE||George Herbert, 1593-1633||SM||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #240||Teach me, my God and King||Teach me, my God and King||SM||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #803||Teach me, my God and King||Teach me, my God and King||SANDYS||George Herbert||1983|
|Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #690||Teach me, my God and King||Teach me, my God and King||SANDYS||George Herbert||2008|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #466||Teach me, my God and King||Teach me, my God and King||SM||1996|
|Singing the Faith #668||Teach me, my God and King||Teach me, my God and King||SANDYS||George Herbert, 1593-1633||SM||1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 2 Corinthians 4:5; Acts 10:15; Colossians 3:17; Colossians 3:22-23; James 1:17-27; Luke 16:1-13; Luke 17:5-10; Matthew 19:29; Philippians 1:16; Philippians 4:13||2011|
|Small Church Music #602||Sandys||Teach me, my God and King||SANDYS||George Herbert||184.108.40.206|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6541||Teach Me, My God and King||Teach me, my God and King||EMMAUS||George Herbert; John Wesley||SM||<cite>The Temple</cite>, 1633|
|The New English Hymnal #456||Teach me, my God and King||Teach me, my God and King||SANDYS||George Herbert, 1593-1632||SM||1986|