Accept, O Lord, our Alms, though small

Accept, O Lord, our Alms, though small. Wilson Carlile* (1847-1942). This was printed by Lady Victoria Carbery* in the Church Hymnal for the Christian Year (1917, retained in the 1920 edition). It was included in the ‘Introduction’, in a section ‘Hymns for the Alms and Oblations’. It was preceded by a quotation from 1 Peter 2: 5: ‘Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.’ It also referred to the prayer for the Church Militant in the Service of Holy Communion in the Book of Common Prayer. It had four stanzas: Accept, O Lord, our Alms, though small;   Unworthy sacrifice; They represent...

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