Dear Master, in whose life I see
Dear Master, in whose life I see. John Hunter* (1848-1917).
This was published in his Hymns of Faith and Life (1896), having previously appeared in ‘The Monthly Calendar’, the magazine of Trinity Congregational Church, Glasgow, where Hunter was minister from to 1887 to 1901 (and again later). It is a short and pithy two-stanza hymn, which has appealed to many hymnbook compilers:
Dear Master, in whose life I seeAll that I would, but fail to be,Let Thy clear light for ever shine,To shame and guide this life of mine.
Though what I dream and what I doIn my weak days are always two,Help me, oppressed by things undone,O Thou, whose deeds and dreams were one!
The final line is a neat...
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