We bow and worship, Father, here

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Christopher Burk

Seattle, Washington, United States

My spirit is Thy holiest place, Thy throne of grace is founded there! Wow! Amazing!


Brooks Phillips

Arlington, TX, United States

Praise you Father for your intent!

Hallelujah we take part in your intention!

Oh Lord, manifest your expression in us!


Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

William Knapp was the composer of the music for this hymn. He was born in 1698, Wareham, Dorsetshire, England and died September 26, 1768, Poole, Dorsetshire, England. He is buried in Poole, Dorsetshire, England.

Knapp was a parish clerk at St. John’s Church in Poole for four decades. Some of his publications include:

“A Set of New Psalms and Anthems in Four Parts” (London:1738).

“New Church Melody and a Set of Anthems, Psalms and Hymns in Four Parts”(London:1753).

Intra-Congregational sniping was a phenomenon of that day whereby poems or words written against someone could appear in a newspaper or magazine. This verse appeared in the “London Magazine” in 1742 by one H. Pierce about Knapp and George Savage, who was the sexton (custodian) of Knapp’s congregation.

“From pounce and paper, ink and pen,

Save me, O Lord, I pray;

From Pope and Swift, and such like men,

And Cibber’s annual lay;

From doctors’s bills and lawyer’s fees,

From ague, gout, and trap;

And what is ten times worse than these,

George savage and Will Knapp. ”


Sonny Seria

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Stanza 7, lines 3&4

“Thou wouldst that we in spirit come

To burn the incense thru our prayer. ”

“And another Angel came and stood at the altar having a golden censer, and much incense was given to Him to offer with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. ” Rev. 8:3

“... and golden bowls full of incense, which bowls are the prayers of the saints. ” Rev. 5:8

Incense, signifies Christ with all His merits to be added to the prayers of the saints that the saints’ prayer offered upon the golden altar might be acceptable to God, (Rev. 8:3, footnote 4, incense)


Chris Abraham

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

“ My spirit is Thy holiest place,

Thy throne of grace is founded there;

Thou wouldst that we in spirit come

To burn the incense thru our prayer. ”


Sister Huang

Changsha

Thank you Father! Praise you for saving me, loving me!


Glory Jung

Anaheim, CA, United States

ABBA Father!!


Sister Ma

Calgary

Oh Abba Father, Such an amazing grace! Transform us and Build us up to be Your home!


Sister Ma

Guilin

Receiving of Thy matchless grace,

We marvel at Thy gift so free;

With grateful hearts for Thy great love,

In spirit now we worship Thee.


Anonymous

United States

When I read the first line of verse nine: “Receiving of Thy matchless grace” it lifts my heart to enjoy the Fathers love even more. I love You Father! Amen