Lord, it belongs not to my care (Edward John Hopkins)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-10)  CPDL #62811:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-10).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2021-02-10)  CPDL #62810:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-10).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Lord, it belongs not to my care
Composer: Edward John Hopkins
Tune: St Hugh
Lyricist: Richard Baxter

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 242
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Original text and translations

English.png English text

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.

Christ leads me through no darker rooms
than he went through before;
he that unto God’s kingdom comes
must enter by this door.

Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet
thy blessèd face to see;
for if thy work on earth be sweet,
what will thy glory be!

Then I shall end my sad complaints
and weary, sinful days,
and join with the triumphant saints
that sing my Saviour’s praise.

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.