My glorious Victor, Prince Divine
My glorious Victor, Prince Divine. Handley Moule* (1841-1920).
Written ‘for a Retreat or Quiet Day’ at some time before 1890 when it was published in Hymns of Consecration and Faith 2, edited by James Mountain*. Mountain’s book was the first hymnbook for the Keswick Convention*, with which Moule was closely associated (he wrote a biography of its co-founder, Canon T.D. Harford-Battersby). The hymn had four stanzas:
My glorious Victor, Prince Divine, Clasp these surrendered hands in Thine; At length my will is all Thine own, Glad vassal of a Saviour’s Throne.
My Master, lead me to Thy door: Pierce this now willing ear once more: Thy bonds are freedom; let me stay With Thee, to toil,...
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