O Teach Us More

O teach us more of Thy blest ways

Author: W. F. Lloyd
Tune: SAWLEY (Walch)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, teach us more of Thy blest ways,
Thou Holy Lamb of God!
And fix and root us in Thy grace,
As those redeemed by blood.

2 Oh, tell us often of Thy love,
Of all Thy grief and pain;
And let our hearts with joy confess
That thence comes all our gain.

3 For this, oh, may we freely count
Whate'er we have but loss,
The dearest object of our love,
Compared with Thee, but dross.

4 Engrave this deeply on our hearts
With an eternal pen,
That we may, in some small degree,
Return Thy love again.

Source: Choice Hymns of the Faith #332

Author: W. F. Lloyd

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… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O teach us more of Thy blest ways
Title: O Teach Us More
Author: W. F. Lloyd
Language: English


SAWLEY (Walch)

This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou. Scottish church music: its sources and composers, 189…

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Choice Hymns of the Faith #332

Hymns of Worship and Remembrance #d225

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