Teach Me, O Lord, I Pray

Author: G. Kernie Keegan

Gilbert Kearnie Keegan Born: January 31, 1907, Bunkie, Louisiana. Died: September 13, 1960, St. Louis, Missouri. He died just after boarding a plane to Hawaii. Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Tennessee. Keegan was a graduate of Northwestern State College, Natchitoches, Louisiana (BA 1927), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas (ThM 1933). He pastored at the First Baptist Church, Natchitoches, Louisiana (1932-35); Emmanuel Church, Alexandria, Louisiana (1937-41); First Baptist Church, Longview, Texas (1941-45); and Temple Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California (1945-50). In 1945, Howard Payne College awarded him an honorary doctor’s degree. He was for many years a Baptist youth l… Go to person page >

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First Line: Teach me, O Lord, I pray, Your precious truth divine;
Title: Teach Me, O Lord, I Pray
Author: G. Kernie Keegan
Meter: D



Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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