How shall we worship Thee, O Lord?

How shall we worship Thee, O Lord?

Author: Annie Matheson
Tune: [How shall we worship thee]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How shall we worship thee, O Lord?
What shall we bring to thee, our King,
By children and by men adored?

More dear to thee than prayer or praise
Are loyal deeds and patient days,
These will we bring to thee, our King.

2 What shall we give? thou dost desire
A steadfast will, Obedient still,
And faithful work that does not tire. [Refrain]

Source: Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #O36

Author: Annie Matheson

Matheson, Annie, eldest daughter of Rev. James Matheson, Congregational Minister, of Nottingham, was born at Blackheath, March, 1853, and resided at Notting Hill, London. She died in 1924. At an early age she showed considerable literary ability, her first hymn, "Jesus, the children are calling," being composed when she was only 13 years old. This hymn, attracting the attention of Dr. George MacDonald, was introduced by him to the notice of the editor of Good Words, who inserted it in that magazine, as a "Hymn by a Child." In 1869 appeared "I am weak and weary, Lord," and from that time Miss Matheson was a frequent contributor to Good Words, Macmillan, The Spectator, St. Nicholas, and other magazines, both English and American. Her illust… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How shall we worship Thee, O Lord?
Author: Annie Matheson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: More dear to thee than prayer or praise
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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The Century Hymnal #228

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The Day School Hymn Book #74

Worship and Song Edition B #ad105

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #O36

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