To thee, O Christ, we ever pray

To thee, O Christ, we ever pray

Author: Samuel W. Duffield
Tune: STUKELY
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 To thee, O Christ, we ever pray,
And blend our prayer with tears:
Thou pure and holy One, alway
Protect our night of years!

2 Our hearts shall be at rest in thee,
In sleep they dream thy praise;
And to thy glory faithfully
They hail the coming days.

3 Give us a life that cannot fail!
Refresh our spirits then;
Let blackest night before thee pale;
And bring thy light to men.

4 Our vows in song we pay thee still,
And, at this evening hour,
May all that we have purposed ill
Be right thro' perfect power.

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #55

Author: Samuel W. Duffield

Duffield, Samuel Augustus Willoughby, son of G. Duffield, jun., was born at Brooklyn, Sept. 24, 1843, and graduated at Yale College, 1863. In 1866 he was licensed, and in 1867 ordained as a Presbyterian Minister, and is now [1886] Pastor of West¬minster Church, Bloomfield, New Jersey. He published in 1867 a translation of Bernard's Hora novissima (q.v.): Warp and Woof; a Book of Verse, 1868 (copyright, 1870); and The Burial of the Dead (in conjunction with his father), 1882. In the Laudes Domini, N.Y., 1884, the following translations and an original hymn are by him:— 1. Holy Spirit, come and shine. A translation of "Veni Sancte Spiritus." 1883. 2. O Christ, the Eternal Light. A translation of "Christe lumen perpetuum." 1883.… Go to person page >

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First Line: To thee, O Christ, we ever pray
Author: Samuel W. Duffield
Copyright: Public Domain

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Laudes Domini #398

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Laudes Domini #785

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Laudes Domini #70

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Light in the Valley #55

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The New Laudes Domini #126

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