Lord it belongs not to my care (Henry Walford Davies)

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  • (Posted 2014-08-13)  CPDL #32690:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-08-13).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 161 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Church Anthem Book of the Church of Scotland (OUP, 1933). Revised files uploaded 15/11/21.

General Information

Title: Lord it belongs not to my care
Composer: Henry Walford Davies
Lyricist: Richard Baxter

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, no. 55

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Original text and translations

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Lord, it belongs not to my care,
Whether I die or live;
To love and serve Thee is my share,
And this Thy grace must give.

If life be long, I will be glad
That I may long obey:
If short, yet why should I be sad
To soar to endless day.

Christ leads us through no darker rooms
Than He went thro' before;
He that unto God's kingdom comes
Must enter by this door.

Come Lord, when grace has made me meet
Thy blessed face to see;
For if Thy work on earth be sweet,
What will Thy glory be!

My knowledge of that life is small,
The eye of faith is dim;
But 'tis enough that Christ knows all,
And I shall be with Him.