When, Lord, to this our western land

When, Lord, to this our western land

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Tune: MISSION (Gilbert)
Published in 45 hymnals

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1 When, Lord, to this our western land,
Led by Thy providential hand,
Our wandering fathers came,
Their ancient homes, their friends in youth,
Sent forth the heralds of Thy truth,
To keep them in Thy Name.

2 Then, through our solitary coast,
The desert features soon were lost;
Thy temples there arose;
Our shores, as culture made them fair,
Were hallowed by Thy rites, by prayer,
And blossomed as the rose.

3 And O may we repay this debt
to regions solitary yet
Within our spreading land:
There, brethren, from our common home,
Still westward like our fathers, roam;
Still guided by Thy hand.

4 Saviour, we own this debt of live:
O shed Thy Spirit from above,
To move each Christian breast;
Till heralds shall Thy truth proclaim,
And temples rise to fix Thy Name,
Through all our desert west.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk

Henry Ustick Onderdonk, Bishop of Pennsylvania, was born in New York, March 16, 1789, and educated at Columbia College, B.A. 1805, M.A. 1808, D.D. 1827. Having decided to devote his life to medicine, he studied first in London and then in Edinburgh, receiving his M.D. from that university in 1810. Returning to New York, he began to study theology under Bishop Hobart and was ordained in 1815. He was rector of St. Ann's, Brooklyn, until 1827 when, following a famous controversy, he was elected bishop coadjutor of Pennsylvania, becoming diocesan in 1836 upon the death of Bishop White. He, with W.A. Muhlenberg, q.v., was influential on the committee appointed by General Convention to prepare the so-called Prayer Book Collection, 1826. The… Go to person page >

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First Line: When, Lord, to this our western land
Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Meter: 8s. 6s.
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #563Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #652Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #647Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families and schools... (2nd ed.) #73(H105)Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Song: being an eclectic compilation for the use of churches, families, and boarding-schools... #73(H105)Page Scan
Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #563Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #786Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #216Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #216Page Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #293Page Scan
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d138
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d341
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #293Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #293Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #736Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #736Page Scan
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #105Page Scan
Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #153Page Scan
Hymns suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church and Other Occasions of Public Worship ... approved by the Convention of 1826 #d190
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d908
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #894Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #894Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #867Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #894Page Scan
Missionary Hymns #d82
Palm Leaves: a collection of Sunday school tunes and carols for the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church #63Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #326Page Scan
Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #H105Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #680Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #1195Page Scan
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #293Page Scan
The Church Hymnal: a collection of hymns from the Prayer book hymnal, Additional hymns, and Hymns ancient and modern, and Hymns for church and home. For use in Churches where licensed by the Bishop #396Page Scan
The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d421
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1271Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #868Page Scan
The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d711
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #293Page Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #H105Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #647Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #647Page Scan
The Sacrifice of Praise. psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs designed for public worship and private devotion, with notes on the origin of hymns. #539Page Scan
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #363Page Scan
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #363Page Scan
Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d238
Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d242



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