Ah what can I a sinner do

Ah what can I a sinner do

Author: Abby Hyde
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 Ah, what can I, a sinner, do,
With all my guilt opprest?
I feel the hardness of my heart,
And conscience knows no rest.

2 Great God, thy good and perfect law
Does all my life condemn;
The secret evils of my soul
Fill me with fear and shame.

3 How many precious Sabbaths gone,
I never can recall;
And Oh, what cause have I to mourn,
Who misimprov'd them all!

4 How long, how often have I heard
Of Jesus, and of heav'n;
Yet scarcely listen'd to his word,
Or pray'd to be forgiv'n!

5 Constrain me, Lord, to turn to thee,
And grant renewing grace;
For thou this flinty heart canst break,
And thine shall be the praise.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #181

Author: Abby Hyde

Hyde, Abby Bradley, was born at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Sept. 28, 1799, and married to the Rev. Lavius Hyde, of Salisbury, Mass., Sept. 28, 1818. She died at Andover, April 7, 1872. Her first poem, an Address to Mr. Wolfe, the Jewish missionary, appeared in a New Haven paper in 1822 or 1823, and from it Dr. L. Bacon (q.v.) took two hymns for his Hymns & Sacred Songs for the Monthly Concert, Andover, 1823. Those hymns have merit, but are not now in common use. Asahel Nettleton included 9 pieces by her in his Village Hymns, 1824, and 34 more were given in the revised and enlarged edition of the same, 1851. An additional hymn appeared in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book, 1857. Of those hymns the following are still in common use:—… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #181TextPage Scan
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #683Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #336Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #96Page Scan
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #86Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #252Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #167Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #262Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d7
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #262TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #262Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #262Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #262Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #262Page Scan
Revival Hymns #31Page Scan
Select Hymns #d6
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #129Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #99Page Scan
Spiritual Melodies #d7
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d7
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #393Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #750Page Scan
The New and Most Complete Collection of Camp, Social and Prayer Meeting Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #15Page Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d3
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #416Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H280Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre: a new collection of hymns and tunes, for social and family worship #210Page Scan
The Saint's Harp: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to prayer and social meetings, and seasons of revival (2nd ed., Rev. and Imp.) #247Page Scan
The Sweet Singer of Israel: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp, prayer, and social meetings, and revivals of religion (New ed. much enlarged) #194Page Scan
Village Hymns #d3
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #337Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #337Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #337Page Scan
Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d6



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