We know Thee, who Thou art

We know Thee, who Thou art

Author: William Bright
Published in 7 hymnals

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1. We know Thee who Thou art,
Lord Jesus, Mary’s son;
We know the yearnings of Thy heart
To end Thy work begun.

2. That sacred fount of grace,
’Mid all the bliss of Heaven,
Has joy whene’er we seek Thy face,
And kneel to be forgiven.

3. Brought home from ways perverse,
At peace Thine arms within,
We pray Thee, shield us from the curse
Of falling back to sin.

4. We dare not ask to live
Henceforth from trials free;
But oh! when next they tempt us, give
More strength to cling to Thee.

5. We know Thee who Thou art,
Our own redeeming Lord;
Be Thou by will, and mind, and heart,
Accepted, loved, adored.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7560

Author: William Bright

Bright, William, D.D., born at Doncaster, Dec. 14, 1824, and educated at University College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. (first class in Lit. Hum.) in 1846, M.A. in 1849. In 1847 he was Johnson's Theological Scholar: and in 1848 he also obtained the Ellerton Theological Essay prize. He was elected Fellow in 1847, and subsequently became Tutor of his College. Taking Holy Orders in 1848, he was for some time Tutor at Trinity College, Glenalmond; but in 1859 he returned to Oxford, and in 1868 became Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Canon of Christ Church. His publications include:— (1) Ancient Collects, selected from various Rituals, 1857, 2nd ed., 1862; (2) History of the Church from the Edict of Milan to the Council of… Go to person page >

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First Line: We know Thee, who Thou art
Author: William Bright
Copyright: Public Domain


We know Thee, Who Thou art. Prayer after Pardon . Written in 1865, and published in his Hymns , &c, 1866, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. It was included in the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1868, &c.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #181

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Edition #486

Hymns Ancient and Modern #337

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1374


The Cyber Hymnal #7560

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The Riverdale Hymn Book #223

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