Scripture Verse

We love Him, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

Introduction

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George Croly
(1780–1860)

Words: George Cro­ly, Psalms and Hymns for Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Ken­drick, 1854).

Music: St. Da­vid (Ra­vens­croft) Tho­mas Ra­vens­croft, The Whole Booke of Psalmes (Lon­don: 1621) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas Ravenscroft
(1592–1635)

Lyrics

Lord, who hast sought us out, unsought,
Arise, and make us whole:
Teach us to love Thee as we ought,
And give Thee all the soul.

Grant that all we, who meet, this hour,
Within Thy house of prayer,
May have Thy peace, and own Thy power,
But spare our weakness, spare!

Give us Thy grace, Thy faith, Thy love,
In all our hearts’ distress;
O Thou! in whom we live and move,
Look down, and hear, and bless.

Jesus! assume Messiah’s throne,
Thy foes before Thee driven,
Thy will, in grace and glory, done
In earth as ’tis in Heaven.