#236 Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom

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1. Lord, accept into thy kingdom
Each repentant, humbled one,
Born of water and the Spirit
In thy name, Beloved Son.
Let the Holy Ghost, descending,
Comfort, guide the path of youth,
Channel of all light and glory,
Key to vision, knowledge, truth.

2. Know ye not that he was holy?
Yet he witnessed unto men
That the way is straight and narrow
Leading unto God again.
Hark, glad tidings of salvation.
Hear his word, “Come, follow me
Unto glory in my kingdom,
Unto life eternally.”

3. Like the sound of rushing waters
In this day his word is said:
Holy ordinance of mercy
For the living and the dead!
Let your hearts rejoice in gladness!
Let the earth break forth and sing!
Let the dead speak praising anthems
To our God, eternal King!

Text: Mabel Jones Gabbott, 1910-2004. (c) 1948 IRI
Music: Alexander Schreiner, 1901-1987. (c) 1948 IRI

-History: (Source: Wikipedia)

Written By: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Mabel Jones Gabbott (October 23, 1910 – February 13, 2004) was an American Latter-day Saint hymnwriter, and the author of the words to “Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom,” “In Humility Our Saviour” and “We Have Partaken of Thy Love,” all now part of the 1985 LDS English hymnbook.

Gabbott also wrote many hymns published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in its Primary Children’s Songbook. These include “Did Jesus Really Live Again”, “Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus”, and “He Sent His Son”. She has also written several works of poetry.

Gabbott was born in Malad, Idaho. She served as a Mormon missionary in the Northwestern States Mission (primarily Washington and Oregon) where she met her husband Don Gabbott. Both he and her mission presidentPreston Nibley, encouraged her to begin writing.

Gabbott worked as a secretary to LeGrand Richards after her return from her mission in 1938. She later worked for The Children’s Friend and The Improvement Era. She was on the General Church Music Committee from 1973 to 1975.

Music By: Alexander Schreiner

Alexander Schreiner (July 31, 1901 – September 15, 1987) was one of the most noted organists of the Salt Lake Tabernacle. He also wrote the music to several LDS hymns, several of which are in the current edition of the hymn book of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Besides his many hymns, Schriener wrote a book entitled Organ Voluntaries.

Schriener wrote the music to the following hymns in the 1985 English edition of the Latter-day Saint hymnal:

  • Truth Eternal (#4)
  • Lead Me Into Life Eternal (#45)
  • Thy Spirit, Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls (#157)
  • While of These Emblems We Partake (Aeolian) (#174)
  • God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son (#187)
  • In Memory of the Crucified (#190)
  • Lord, Accept into thy Kingdom (#236)
  • Behold Thy Sons and Daughters Lord (#238)
  • Holy Temples on Mount Zion (#289)