Composer: L. O. Emerson

Luther Orlando Emerson was born at Parsonsfield, Maine, August 3, 1820. He descended from distinguished English ancestry. His parents were quite musical, and while the family circle were together, they had a choir and orchestra of their own. The father played the violoncello, the mother was an excellent singer, the flute and violin added their sweet tones, till the quiet homestead rang with melody. Mr. Emerson's education was obtained at the district school, Parsonsfield Seminary and Effingham Academy. He was full of energy, quick and versatile, an apt scholar, and with a view to entering the profession of medicine he entered Dracut Academy, Mass. But his great love for music swerved him from that course, and now, having far better oppo… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: L. O. Emerson (1869)
Meter: 8.8.6 D
Incipit: 51113 45666 66677
Copyright: Public Domain


Behold, all ye that serve the Lord

Before Thee, Lord, a People Waits

Before Thee, Lord, a people waits
To praise Thy Name in Zion's gates,
To Thee shall vows be paid;
Thou hearer of the suppliant's prayer,
To Thee in need shall all repair
To seek Thy gracious aid.

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Once More In The Redeemer's Name



The Cyber Hymnal #667
Text: Before Thee, Lord, a People Waits
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The Cyber Hymnal #8816
Text: Once More In The Redeemer's Name
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