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Oh! fill our hearts, Almighty King!
With gratitude to Thee,
That we Thy praise may gladly sing,
In all humility.
May we instruction now receive,
With willing heart and mind,
And all Thy laws, O God! believe,
Who art so just and kind;
Who watchest o’er our actions here,
And guardest us from ill;
Oh! teach us humbly to revere,
And bow before Thy will.
And when our souls thou callest hence
To life beyond the tomb,
May there our youth we recommence,
For everlasting bloom.
“Oh! fill our hearts, Almighty King” by an unknown author, published in 1856, appears under the subject “School Hymns” as Hymn 208 in Hymns Written for the Use of Hebrew Congregations (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1856), p. 208. The hymn appears among several other hymns by Rabbi Moritz Mayer and may have been written by him. –Aharon Varady
“Oh! Fill our Hearts, Almighty King! – a “School Hymn” (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1856)” is shared by the living contributor(s) with a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication 1.0 Universal license.
Works of related interest:
With Grateful Hearts of Song and Praise, a “School Hymn” by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1856)
He spoke and Thro’ the Gloom Profound, a hymn for Shabbat by Cordelia Moïse Cohen (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)