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William Bright (1824-1901) was an Anglican Canon, scholar, and hymn writer.

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And Now, O Father, Mindful of the Love:

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And Now the Wants Are Told That Brought:

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At Thy Feet, O Christ, We Lay:

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Dahlonega, Georgia, July 14, 2013:

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

Words (1873) by William Bright (1824-1901)

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1.  And now, O Father, mindful of the love

That bought us, once for all, on Calvary’s Tree,

And having with us Him that pleads above,

We here present, we here spread forth to Thee

That only offering perfect in Thine eyes,

The one true, pure, immortal sacrifice.

2.  Look, Father, look on His anointed face,

And only look on us as found in Him;

Look not on our misusings of Thy grace,

Our prayer so languid, and our faith so dim:

For lo!  between our sins and their reward

We set the passion of Thy Son our Lord.

3.  And then for those, our dearest and our best,

By this prevailing presence we appeal;

O fold them closer to Thy mercy’s breast,

O do Thine utmost for their souls’ true weal;

From tainting mischief keep them white and clear.

And crown Thy gifts with strength to persevere.

4.  And so we come:  O draw us to Thy feet,

Most patient Saviour, who canst love us still;

And by this food, so awful and so sweet,

Deliver us from every touch of ill:

In Thine own service make us glad and free,

And grant us never more to part with Thee.

And Now the Wants Are Told That Brought   2 comments

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Dahlonega, Georgia, July 14, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Words (1866) by William Bright (1824-1901)

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

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1.  And now the wants are told that brought

Thy children to Thy knee;

Here, lingering still, we ask for nought,

But simply worship Thee.

2.  For Thou art God, the One, the Same,

O’er all things high and bright;

And round us, when we speak Thy Name,

There spreads a heaven of light.

3.  O wondrous peace, in thought to dwell

On excellence divine,

To know that nought in man can tell

How fair Thy beauties shine!

4.  O Thou, above all blessing blest,

O’er thanks exalted far,

Thy very greatness is a rest

To weaklings as we are;

5.  For when we feel the praise of Thee

A task beyond our powers,

We say, “A perfect God is He,

And is fully ours.”

6.  All glory to the Father be,

All glory to the Son,

All glory, Holy Ghost to Thee,

While endless ages run.

At Thy Feet, O Christ, We Lay   2 comments

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Above:  St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Dahlonega, Georgia, July 14, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Georgia

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Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

Words (1867), by William Bright (1824-1901)

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1.  At Thy feet, O Christ, we lay

Thine own gift of this new day;

Doubt of what it holds in store

Makes us crave Thine aid the more;

Lest it prove a time of loss,

Mark it, Saviour, with Thy Cross.

2.  If it flow on calm and bright,

Be Thyself our chief delight;

It if bring unknown distress,

Good is all that Thou canst bless;

Only, while its hours begin,

Pray we, keep them clear of sin.

3.  We in part our weakness know,

And in part discern our foe;

Well for us, before Thine eyes

All our danger open lies;

Turn not from us, while we plead

Thy compassion and our need.

4.  Fain would we Thy word embrace,

Live each moment on Thy grace,

All our selves to Thee consign,

Fold up all our wills to Thine,

Think, and speak, and do, and be

Simply that which pleases Thee.

5.  Hear us, Lord, and that right soon;

Hear, and grant the choicest boon

That Thy love can e’er impart,

Loyal singleness of heart;

So shall this and all our days,

Christ our God, show forth Thy praise.