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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918058
O Lord and Master of Us All!John G. Whittier (1807-1892)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
058St. PaulJames Chalmers’ Collection, 1748 or 1749Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)

1O Lord and Master of us all!
Whate’er our name or sign,
We own Thy sway, we hear Thy call,
We test our lives by Thine.
2Thou judgest us: Thy purity
Doth all our lusts condemn;
The love that draws us nearer Thee
Is hot with wrath to them.
3Our thoughts lie open to Thy sight;
And, naked to Thy glance,
Our secret sins are in the light
Of Thy pure countenance.
4Yet, weak and blinded though we be,
Thou dost our service own;
We bring our varying gifts to Thee,
And Thou rejectest none.
5O Lord and Master of us all!
Whate’er our name or sign,
We own Thy sway, we hear Thy call,
We test our lives by Thine. Amen.
Psalm90:8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
Mark12:37David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
John1:4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John11:28And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
John13:13Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
1 Thessalonians1:6And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.
Hebrews4:12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
2 Peter1:4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.