God of the earnest heart

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God of the earnest heart,
The trust assured and still,
Thou who our strength forever art,—
We come to do Thy will!

Upon that painful road
By saints serenely trod,
Whereon their hallowing influence flowed,
Would we go forth, O God!

’Gainst doubt and shame and fear
In human hearts to strive,
That all may learn to love and bear,
To conquer self, and live;

To draw Thy blessing down,
And bring the wronged redress,
And give this glorious world its crown,
The spirit’s Godlikeness.

No dreams from toil to charm,
No trembling on the tongue;—
Lord, in Thy rest may we be calm,
Through Thy completeness, strong!

Thou hearest while we pray;
O deep within us write,
With kindling power, our God, to-day,
Thy word,—“On earth be light!”



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #592

Author: Samuel Johnson

Johnson, Samuel, M.A, was born at Salem, Massachusetts, Oct. 10, 1822, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1842, and in Theology in 1846. In 1853 he formed a Free Church in Lynn, Massachusetts, and remained its pastor to 1870. Although never directly connected with any religious denomination, he was mainly associated in the public mind with the Unitarians. He was joint editor with S. Longfellow (q. v.) of A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion, Boston, 1846; the Supplement to the same, 1848; and Hymns of the Spirit, 1864. His contributions to these collections were less numerous than those by S. Longfellow, but not less meritorious. He died at North Andover, Massachusetts, Feb. 19, 1882. His hymns were thus contr… Go to person page >

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First Line: God of the earnest heart
Author: Samuel Johnson

Tune

ST. GEORGE (Gauntlett)


ST. BRIDE

Samuel Howard (b. London, England, 1710; d. London, 1782) composed ST. BRIDE as a setting for Psalm 130 in William Riley's London psalter, Parochial Harmony (1762). The melody originally began with "gathering" notes at the beginning of each phrase. The tune's title is a contraction of St. Bridget, t…

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SCHUMANN

SCHUMANN is one of many hymn tunes arranged by Lowell Mason (PHH 96). He first published the arrangement in Cantica Laudis (1850), a collection he edited with George J. Webb (PHH 559). First called WHITE, the tune was marked "Arr. from Schumann" and was thus ascribed to the German composer Robert A.…

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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #104Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #592Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #592Page Scan
A School Service Book #d51
American Student Hymnal #d90
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d211
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #453Page Scan
Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #d94
Hymnal for Colleges and Schools. 3rd ed. #d95
Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d60
Hymns for Schools and Colleges #195Page Scan
Hymns for the Celebration of Life #d68
Hymns for the Church #310Page Scan
Hymns for the Living Age #d125
Hymns of the Christian Life #d121
Hymns of the Christian Life #d120
Hymns of the Church Universal #341Page Scan
Hymns of the Church: new and old #361Page Scan
Hymns of the Kingdom of God #d118
Hymns of the Spirit #242Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #301
Hymns of Worship and Service #d146
Isles of Shoals Hymn Book and Candle Light Service #162Page Scan
Selected Hymns #d21
Services for Congregational Worship #344aPage Scan
Services for Congregational Worship #344bPage Scan
Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #469Page Scan
The American Hymnal #d172
The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d115
The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d117
The Beacon Hymnal #d72
The Book of Worship of the Church School #133Page Scan
The Hymnal for Young People #d19
The Hymnal for Young People #d68
The Hymnal of Praise #346Page Scan
The New Hymn and Tune Book #d124
The Pilgrim Hymnal #289Page Scan
The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #374Page Scan
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d124
Unity Hymns and Chorals. Rev and enl. with Service Elements #d79
University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d71
University Hymns #d58



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