Lord, through this Holy Week of our salvation
Lord, through this Holy Week of our salvation. William Henry Draper* (1855-1933).
First published in Hymns for Holy Week: being translations from Hymns from the Greek Church. With original hymns, and a hymn by Bishop Ken, edited by Draper with John Varley Roberts, of Magdalen College, Oxford (London and New York, 1898). It was included in A&M (1904), and in A&MS; it was retained in A&MR, but omitted from A&MNS . It had five stanzas:
Lord, through this Holy Week of our salvation, Which Thou hast won for us who went astray, In all the conflict of Thy sore temptation We would continue with Thee day by day.
We would not leave Thee, though our weak endurance Make us...
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