Behold us, Lord, before Thee met

Behold us, Lord, before Thee met. William Bright* (1824-1901).  JJ, p. 182, noted that this hymn was published in The Monthly Packet (November 1867). This periodical was intended by members of the Church of England to counter Anglo-Catholic extremism. It was published from 1851 to 1869. Its first editor was Charlotte Yonge, the novelist of the Oxford Movement. Extracts from it were the basis of English Hymnology (1873) by Louis Coutier Biggs*, an early commentator on behalf of hymns. Bright’s text of 1867 was revised and printed in the Appendix (1868) to the First Edition of A&M. It was one of two hymns for Confirmation (the other was ‘My God, accept my heart this day’* by Matthew...

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