The one thing needful, that good part

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1 The one thing needful, that good part,
Which Mary chose with all her heart,
I would pursue with heart and mind,
And seek unwearied till I find.

2 But, oh! I'm blind and ignorant,
The Spirit of the Lord I want
To guide me in the narrow road,
That leads to happiness and God.

3 O Lord, my God, to thee I pray,
Teach me to know, and find the way,
How I may have my sins forgiven,
And safe, and surely get to heaven.

4 My mind enlighten with thy light,
That I may understand aright
The glorious gospel mystery,
Which shows the way to heaven and thee.

5 Hidden in Christ the treasure lies,
That goodly pearl of so great price;
No other way but Christ, there is
To endless happiness and bliss.

6 O Jesus Christ, my Lord and God,
Who hast redeemed me by thy blood;
Unite my heart so fast to thee,
That we may never parted be.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: Benjamin Ingham

Ingham, Benjamin, M.A. The details of the life of this hymn-writer are given in the article on Inghamite Hymnody. Ingham's hymns appeared in the Kendal Hymn Book, 1757, and in various editions of the English Moravian Hymn Book. The 1886 edition of the Moravian Hymn Book contains the following hymns by him:— 1. Jesus, my Saviour, full of grace. Jesus All in All 2. The one thing needful, that good part. Mary's Choice. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: The one thing needful, that good part
Author: Benjamin Ingham
Language: English

Tune

HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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A Hymn and Prayer-Book: for the use of such Lutheran churches as Use the English language #108Page Scan
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #282Page Scan
Conference Hymns, Original and Selected. Vol. 2 #d43
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #379Tune InfoTextPage Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #444Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d145
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #353Page Scan
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CCLXXXIIPage Scan
The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CCLXXXIITextPage Scan
The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #301Page Scan
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #353Page Scan



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