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My Times Are in Thy Hand

Author: William F. Lloyd Meter: Appears in 295 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 31 Lyrics: 1 My times are in thy hand; my God, I wish them there; my life, my friends, my soul, I leave entirely to thy care. 2 My times are in thy hand, whatever they may be; pleasing or painful, dark or bright, as best may seem to thee. 3 My times are in thy hand; why should I doubt or fear? My Father's hand will never cause his child a needless tear. 4 My times are in thy hand, Jesus the Crucified; those hands my cruel sins had pierced are now my guard and guide. Topics: Trust in God; The Christian Life Submission; Christ Guide; Opening and Closing of the Year Used With Tune: VIGIL

Psalm 31 Part 2

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 38 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 31:7-13 First Line: My heart rejoices in thy name Lyrics: My heart rejoices in thy name, My God, my help, my trust; Thou hast preserved my face from shame, Mine honor from the dust. "My life is spent with grief," I cried, "My years consumed in groans, My strength decays, mine eyes are dried, And sorrow wastes my bones." Among mine enemies my name Was a mere proverb grown, While to my neighbors I became Forgotten and unknown. Slander and fear on every side Seized and beset me round I to the throne of grace applied, And speedy rescue found. How great deliverance thou hast wrought Before the sons of men! The lying lips to silence brought, And made their boastings vain! Thy children from the strife of tongues Shall thy pavilion hide; Guard them from infamy and wrongs, And crush the sons of pride. Within thy secret presence, Lord, Let me for ever dwell; No fenced city, walled and barred, Secures a saint so well. Topics: Doubts and fears suppressed; Fears and doubts suppressed; Health sickness, and recovery; Death deliverance from it; Deliverance from death; Deliverance from slander; Reproach removed; Slander, deliverance from it
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My spirit on Thy care

Author: Henry F. Lyte Meter: Appears in 203 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 31 Lyrics: My spirit on Thy care, Blest Savior, I recline; Thou wilt not leave me to despair, For Thou art love divine. In Thee I place my trust, On Thee I calmly rest; I know Thee good, I know Thee just, And count thy choice the best. Whate'er events betide, Thy will they all perform: Safe in Thy breast my head I hide, Nor fear the coming storm. Let good or ill befall, It must be good for me; Secure in having Thee in all, Of having all in Thee. Amen. Topics: Sundays after Trinity Faith; Visitation Used With Tune: EMMAUS


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Composer: Charles H. Purday Meter: Appears in 148 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 31:15 Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 33343 32123 12713 Used With Text: God of Our Life

[In you, O LORD, I take refuge]

Composer: Bob Hurd; Steve Grundy, b. 1955 Appears in 6 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 31:12-13 Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 43334 55551 77665 Used With Text: Psalm 31: Father, into Your Hands (Padre, en Tus Manos)

[Make your face to shine upon your servant]

Composer: Jay Wilkey Appears in 5 hymnals Scripture: Psalm 31 Tune Key: e minor Incipit: 51321 32715 55435 Used With Text: Haz resplandecer tu rostro (Make Your Face to Shine)


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Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788 Hymnal: Common Praise (1998) #533 (1998) Meter: D Scripture: Psalm 31 Topics: Healing; Salvation/Redemption; Trust Languages: English Tune Title: ABERYSTWYTH
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My Faith Looks Up to Thee

Author: Ray Palmer, 1808-1887 Hymnal: Common Praise (1998) #551 (1998) Meter: Scripture: Psalm 31 Topics: Forgiveness; Jesus, the Lamb; Sunday of the Passion; Trust Languages: English Tune Title: OLIVET

Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear

Author: John Keble (1792-1866) Hymnal: Ancient and Modern #23 (2013) Meter: Scripture: Psalm 31:16 Lyrics: 1 Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear, it is not night if thou be near: O may no earth-born cloud arise to hide thee from thy servant's eyes. 2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep my wearied eyelids gently steep, be my last thought, how sweet to rest for ever on my Saviour's breast. 3 Abide with me from morn till eve, for without thee I cannot live; abide with me when night is nigh, for without thee I dare not die. 4 If some poor wandering child of thine have spurned to-day the voice divine, now, Lord, the gracious work begin; let him no more lie down in sin. 5 Watch by the sick; enrich the poor with blessings from thy boundless store; be every mourner's sleep to-night like infant's slumbers, pure and light. 6 Come near and bless us when we wake, ere through the world our way we take; till in the ocean of thy love we lose ourselves in heaven above. Topics: Blessing; Evening; Future hope; God Presence of; Light; Rest; Sin Languages: English Tune Title: ABENDS


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W. F. Lloyd

1791 - 1853 Person Name: William F. Lloyd Scripture: Psalm 31 Author of "My Times Are in Thy Hand" in Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) Lloyd, William Freeman, was born at Uley, Gloucestershire, Dec. 22, 1791. As he grew up he took great interest in Sunday school work, and was engaged in teaching both at Oxford and at London. In 1810 he was appointed one of the Secretaries of the Sunday School Union. He also became connected with the Religious Tract Society in 1816. Miller (to whom we are indebted for these details) says in his Singers and Songs of the Church, 1869, p. 418:— "He commenced the Sunday School Teacher's Magazine, conducted for years the Child's Companion and the Weekly Visitor, and suggested the preparation of a large number of books for children and adults. His own literary productions were various, including several useful books for Sunday School teachers and scholars, and numerous tracts. He was also much engaged in compilation and revision." Mr. Lloyd died at the residence of his brother, the Rev. Samuel Lloyd, at Stanley Hall, Gloucestershire, April 22, 1853. Several of his hymns and poetical pieces were given in the Religious Tract Society Child's Book of Poetry (N.D.), and the Royal Tract SocietyMy Poetry Book (N.D.). In 1853 he collected his pieces and published them as, Thoughts in Rhyme, By W. F. Lloyd, London, Hamilton & Co., and Nisbet & Co. Of his hymns the following are common use:— 1. Come, poor sinners, come to Jesus. Invitation. (1835.) 2. Give thy young heart to Christ. A Child’s Dedication to Christ. 3. My [our] times are in Thine hand. My God, I Wish them there. Resignation. (1835.) 4. Sweet is the time of spring. Spring. 5. Wait, my soul, upon the Lord. In Affliction. (1835.) The date given above, 1835, is from Spurgeon's 0ur Own Hymn Book, 1866, and was supplied to the editor by D. Sedgwick. We have no other authority for that date. The earliest we can find is No. 3, which is in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1838. That hymn is very popular. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907), p. 680

Henry Francis Lyte

1793 - 1847 Person Name: Henry F. Lyte Scripture: Psalm 31 Author of "My spirit on Thy care" in The Hymnal Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother clergyman. Lyte says of him:— "He died happy under the belief that though he had deeply erred, there was One whose death and sufferings would atone for his delinquencies, and be accepted for all that he had incurred;" and concerning himself he adds:— "I was greatly affected by the whole matter, and brought to look at life and its issue with a different eye than before; and I began to study my Bible, and preach in another manner than I had previously done." From Marazion he removed, in 1819, to Lymington, where he composed his Tales on the Lord's Prayer in verse (pub. in 1826); and in 1823 he was appointed Perpetual Curate of Lower Brixham, Devon. That appointment he held until his death, on Nov. 20, 1847. His Poems of Henry Vaughan, with a Memoir, were published in 1846. His own Poetical works were:— (1) Poems chiefly Religious 1833; 2nd ed. enlarged, 1845. (2) The Spirit of the Psalms, 1834, written in the first instance for use in his own Church at Lower Brixham, and enlarged in 1836; (3) Miscellaneous Poems (posthumously) in 1868. This last is a reprint of the 1845 ed. of his Poems, with "Abide with me" added. (4) Remains, 1850. Lyte's Poems have been somewhat freely drawn upon by hymnal compilers; but by far the larger portion of his hymns found in modern collections are from his Spirit of the Psalms. In America his hymns are very popular. In many instances, however, through mistaking Miss Auber's (q. v.) Spirit of the Psalms, 1829, for his, he is credited with more than is his due. The Andover Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, is specially at fault in this respect. The best known and most widely used of his compositions are "Abide with me, fast falls the eventide;” “Far from my heavenly home;" "God of mercy, God of grace;" "Pleasant are Thy courts above;" "Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;" and "There is a safe and secret place." These and several others are annotated under their respective first lines: the rest in common use are:— i. From his Poems chiefly Religious, 1833 and 1845. 1. Above me hangs the silent sky. For Use at Sea. 2. Again, 0 Lord, I ope mine eyes. Morning. 3. Hail to another Year. New Year. 4. How good, how faithful, Lord, art Thou. Divine care of Men. 5. In tears and trials we must sow (1845). Sorrow followed by Joy. 6. My [our] rest is in heaven, my [our] rest is not here. Heaven our Home. 7. 0 Lord, how infinite Thy love. The Love of God in Christ. 8. Omniscient God, Thine eye divine. The Holy Ghost Omniscient. 9. The leaves around me falling. Autumn. 10. The Lord hath builded for Himself. The Universe the Temple of God. 11. Vain were all our toil and labour. Success is of God. 12. When at Thy footstool, Lord, I bend. Lent. 13. When earthly joys glide swift away. Ps. cii. 14. Wilt Thou return to me, O Lord. Lent. 15. With joy we hail the sacred day. Sunday. ii. From his Spirit of the Psalms, 1834. 16. Be merciful to us, O God. Ps. lvii. 17. Blest is the man who knows the Lord. Ps. cxii. 18. Blest is the man whose spirit shares. Ps. xli. 19. From depths of woe to God I cry. Ps. cxxxx. 20. Gently, gently lay Thy rod. Ps. vi. 21. Glorious Shepherd of the sheep. Ps. xxiii. 22. Glory and praise to Jehovah on high. Ps. xxix. 23. God in His Church is known. Ps. lxxvi. 24. God is our Refuge, tried and proved. Ps. xlvi. 25. Great Source of my being. Ps. lxxiii. 26. Hear, O Lord, our supplication. Ps. lxiv. 27. How blest the man who fears the Lord. Ps.cxxviii. 28. Humble, Lord, my haughty spirit. Ps. cxxxi. 29. In this wide, weary world of care. Ps. cxxxii. 30. In vain the powers of darkness try. Ps.lii. 31. Jehovah speaks, let man be awed. Ps. xlix. 32. Judge me, O Lord, and try my heart. Ps. xxvi. 33. Judge me, O Lord, to Thee I fly. Ps. xliii. 34. Lord, I have sinned, but O forgive. Ps. xli. 35. Lord, my God, in Thee I trust. Ps. vii. 36. Lord of the realms above, Our Prophet, &c. Ps.xlv. 37. Lone amidst the dead and dying. Ps. lxii. 38. Lord God of my salvation. Ps. lxxxviii. 39. Lord, I look to Thee for all. Ps. xxxi. 40. Lord, I would stand with thoughtful eye. Ps. lxix. 41. Lord, my God, in Thee I trust. Ps. vii. 42. My God, my King, Thy praise I sing. Ps. cviii. 43. My God, what monuments I see. Ps. xxxvi. 44. My spirit on [to] Thy care. Ps. xxxi. 45. My trust is in the Lord. Ps. xi. 46. Not unto us, Almighty Lord [God]. Ps. cxv. 47. O God of glory, God of grace. Ps. xc. 48. O God of love, how blest are they. Ps. xxxvii. 49. O God of love, my God Thou art. Ps. lxiii. 50. O God of truth and grace. Ps. xviii. 51. O had I, my Saviour, the wings of a dove. Ps. lv. 52. O how blest the congregation. Ps. lxxxix. 53. O how safe and [how] happy he. Ps. xci. 54. O plead my cause, my Saviour plead. Ps. xxxv. 55. O praise the Lord, 'tis sweet to raise. Ps. cxlvii. 56. O praise the Lord; ye nations, pour. Ps. cxvii. 57. O praise ye the Lord With heart, &c. Ps. cxlix. 58. O that the Lord's salvation. Ps. xiv. 59. O Thou Whom thoughtless men condemn. Ps. xxxvi. 60. Of every earthly stay bereft. Ps. lxxiv. 61. Our hearts shall praise Thee, God of love. Ps. cxxxviii. 62. Pilgrims here on earth and strangers. Ps. xvi. 63. Praise for Thee, Lord, in Zion waits. Ps. lxv. 64. Praise to God on high be given. Ps. cxxxiv. 65. Praise ye the Lord, His servants, raise. Ps. cxiii. 66. Redeem'd from guilt, redeem'd from fears. Ps. cxvi. 67. Save me by Thy glorious name. Ps. liv. 68. Shout, ye people, clap your hands. Ps. xlvii. 69. Sing to the Lord our might. Ps. lxxxi. 70. Strangers and pilgrims here below. Ps. cix. 71. Sweet is the solemn voice that calls. Ps. cxxii. 72. The Church of God below. Ps. lxxxvii. 73. The Lord is King, let earth be glad. Ps. xcvii. 74. The Lord is on His throne. Ps. xciii. 75. The Lord is our Refuge, the Lord is our Guide. Ps. xlvii. 76. The mercies of my God and King. Ps. lxxxix. 77. The Lord Who died on earth for men. Ps. xxi. 78. Tis a pleasant thing to fee. Ps. cxxxiii. 79. Thy promise, Lord, is perfect peace. Ps. iii. 80. Unto Thee I lift mine [my] eyes. Ps. cxxiii. 81. Whom shall [should] we love like Thee? Ps. xviii. Lyte's versions of the Psalms are criticised where their sadness, tenderness and beauty are set forth. His hymns in the Poems are characterized by the same features, and rarely swell out into joy and gladness. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ================== Lyte, Henry Francis, p. 706, i. Additional versions of Psalms are in common use:-- 1. Lord, a thousand foes surround us. Psalms lix. 2. Praise, Lord, for Thee in Zion waits. Psalms lxv. 3. The Christian like his Lord of old. Psalms cxl. 4. The Lord of all my Shepherd is. Psalms xxiii. 5. The Lord of heaven to earth is come. Psalms xcviii. 6. Thy mercy, Lord, the sinner's hope. Psalms xxxvi. 7. To Thee, O Lord, in deep distress. Psalms cxlii. Sometimes given as "To God I turned in wild distress." 8. Uphold me, Lord, too prone to stray. Psalms i. 9. When Jesus to our [my] rescue came. Psalms cxxvi. These versions appeared in the 1st edition of Lyte's Spirit of the Psalms, 1834. It must be noted that the texts of the 1834, the 1836, and the 3rd ed., 1858, vary considerably, but Lyte was not responsible for the alterations and omissions in the last, which was edited by another hand for use at St. Mark's, Torquay. Lyte's version of Psalms xxix., "Glory and praise to Jehovah on high" (p. 706, ii., 22), first appeared in his Poems, 1st ed., 1833, p. 25. Read also No. 39 as "Lord, I look for all to Thee." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Hugh Thomson Kerr

1871 - 1950 Person Name: Hugh T. Kerr Scripture: Psalm 31:15 Author of "God of Our Life" in Rejoice in the Lord Hugh Thomson Kerr (1872-1950) Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1872, Elo­ra, Ca­na­da. Died: June 27, 1950, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Home­wood Cem­e­te­ry, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia. Kerr at­tend­ed the Un­i­ver­si­ty of To­ron­to and West­ern The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­ary, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia. Or­dained a Pres­by­ter­i­an min­is­ter, he pas­tored in Kan­sas and Il­li­nois, and at the Sha­dy­side Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, Pitts­burgh (1913-1946). A pi­o­neer in re­li­gious broad­cast­ing, his 1922 Christ­mas Day ser­mon was broad­cast to the North and South Poles by ra­dio sta­tion KDKA. He served as Mod­er­a­tor of the Gen­er­al As­sem­bly of the Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in the USA in 1930, helped com­pile the Pres­by­ter­i­an Hymn­al in 1933, the Pres­by­ter­i­an Book of Com­mon Wor­ship, and helped found World­wide Com­mun­ion Sun­day.