Hark, my soul! it is the Lord!Author: William Cowper (1768)
Tune: ST. BEES (Dykes)
Published in 610 hymnals
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1 Hark, my soul, it is the Lord;
'tis thy Saviour, hear his word;
Jesus speaks, and speaks to thee,
'Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me?
2 'I delivered thee when bound,
and, when wounded, healed thy wound;
sought thee wandering, set thee right,
turned thy darkness into light.
3 'Can a woman's tender care
cease towards the child she bare?
Yes, she may forgetful be,
yet will I remember thee.
4 'Mine is an unchanging love,
higher than the heights above,
deeper than the depths beneath,
free and faithful, strong as death.
5 'Thou shalt see my glory soon,
when the work of grace is done;
partner of my throne shalt be:
say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me?'
6 Lord, it is my chief complaint
that my love is weak and faint;
yet I love thee, and adore;
O for grace to love thee more!
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #654
|First Line:||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord!|
|Author:||William Cowper (1768)|
|Liturgical Use:||Confession Songs|
Hark, my soul, it is the Lord. W. Cowper. [Divine Love.] Published in Maxfield's New Appendix, 1768, and again in the Gospel Magazine, August, 1771, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and signed "Omega." In 1774 it was included in R. Conyers's Collection, No. 53; and in 1779 in the Olney Hymns, Book i., No. 118. It rapidly attained great popularity with hymn-book compilers; and is found at the present time in most of the high-class hymnals in all English-speaking countries. It is a lyric of great tenderness and beauty, and ranks as one of Cowper’s best hymns. In Kennedy, 1863, No. 503, the opening line is mutilated into "Hearken, soul, it is the Lord." This is not repeated elsewhere. The original has been translated into several languages, including Latin: "Audin'? Adest Dominus," by John W. Hales, in the Academy, Nov. 3rd, 1883; and Italian:—"Senti, senti, anima mea," by W. E. Gladstone, in the Nineteenth Century, 1883.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Hark, my soul, it is the Lord, p. 488, i. Rendered into Latin as "Audi, Anima! loquentem," by H. M. Macgill, in his Songs of the Christian Creed & Life, 1876.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
|Instances (1 - 19 of 19)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #654||Hark, my soul, it is the Lord||Hark, my soul, it is the Lord||ST BEES||William Cowper (1731-1800)||77 77||Isaiah 49:14-16; John 21:15-17||2013||God | faithfulness of in creation; God | Love of; Jesus | compassion; Love for God ||
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #569||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||2000|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #457||Hark, my soul, it is the Lord||Hark, my soul, it is the Lord||ST BEES||William Cowper, 1731-1800||77 77||Exodus 16:7; Isaiah 8:6; Isaiah 49:16; John 17:24; John 21:7; John 21:15-17; Malachi 3:6; Psalm 36:5-6; Psalm 81:7||2000||Proper 12 | Year C; Proper 20 | Year C|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #269||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||2000|
|Complete Mission Praise #209||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||77 77||2000|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #244||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||77 77||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #521a||Hark, my soul! It is the Lord||Hark, my soul! It is the Lord||ST. BEES||William Cowper||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #521b||Hark, my soul! It is the Lord||Hark, my soul! It is the Lord||PETERSFIELD||William Cowper||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #472||Christian, do you hear the Lord?||Christian, do you hear the Lord?||ORIENTIS PARTIBUS (i)||W. Cowper (1731-1800)||7 7 7 7||John 21:15-17||1987||God's Church | Love and Devotion; Easter 4 | The Charge to Peter; Pentecost 7 | The More Excellent Way|
|Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #287||Hark, my soul, it is the Lord||Hark, my soul, it is the Lord||ST. BEES||William Cowper||2008|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #197||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||77 77||1996|
|New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #637||Hark, my soul! It is the Lord||Hark, my soul! It is the Lord||ST BEES||William Cowper, 1731-1800||77 77||2006||Easter 3 | ; Proper 15 ||
|Singing the Faith #426||Hark my soul! It is the Lord||Hark my soul! It is the Lord||ST BEES||William Cowper, 1731-1800||77 77||2 Corinthians 4:6; Isaiah 49:15; Isaiah 61:1; John 21:1-19; Luke 10:25-37; Luke 15:4-6; Luke 19:1-10; Luke 22:29; Luke 23:42; Song of Solomon 8:6-7; Revelation 3:21||2011||Repentance and Forgiveness | ; Growth in Grace and Holiness ||
|Small Church Music #364||St. Bees||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||ST. BEES||188.8.131.52|
|Small Church Music #1866||Campian||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||CAMPIAN||William Cowper||184.108.40.206|
|Small Church Music #5653||White Ladies Aston||Hark, my soul! it is the Lord||WHITE LADIES ASTON||William Cowper||220.127.116.11|
|Small Church Music #7005||Hark, my soul! It is the Lord||Hark, my soul! It is the Lord||PETERSFIELD||18.104.22.168|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2159||Hark, My Soul, It Is the Lord!||Hark, my soul, it is the Lord||ST. BEES||William Cowper||77.77||<cite>Maxfield's New Appendix</cite>, 1768|
|The New Century Hymnal #250||Listen to Your Savior Call||Listen to your Savior call||ORIENTIS PARTIBUS||William Cowper||22.214.171.124.||John 21:15-16||1995||Easter Season | ; Freedom and Liberation | Spiritual; Healing | ; Jesus Christ | Love of; Year C | Easter 3|