Scripture Verse

Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.@Psalm 95:6

Introduction

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John D. Coleridge
(1821–1894)

Words: John D. Col­er­idge (1821–1894).

Music: Clois­ters, Jo­seph Barn­by, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Barnby
(1838–1896)

Lyrics

Bending before Thee, let our hymn go upwards,
Bright as the sunshine breaking from the darkness.
Thee we implore to guard us on our journey,
Lord God Almighty.

Guard us in toil when fainting in the noonday,
Guard us reposing under evening shadows.
Guard us when midnight walks abroad in heaven,
Lord God Almighty.

If the dread foe assail us with temptation,
Hear us, O Lord, and save us from his danger.
O keep us pure, O lead us to Thy presence.
Lord God Almighty.

Glory to Thee, O Father everlasting!
Glory to Thee, O Son and Holy Spirit!
One in three Persons, infinite, unchanging!
Lord God Almighty!