1 Lo! what a rapturous joy possessed
The tender parent's throbbing breast,
To see his spendthrift son return,
And hear him his past follies mourn.
2 Thus our blessed Savior won't despise
The contrite heart for sacrifice;
The deep=fetched sigh, the secret groan,
Rises accepted to his throne.
3 He meets, with tokens of his grace
The trembling lip, the blushing face;
His bowels yearn when sinners pray,
And mercy bears their sins away.
4 When filled with grief, o'erwhelmed with shame,
He, pitying, heals their broken frame;
He hears their sad complaints, and spies
His image in their weeping eyes.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
|Instances (7)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #LXV||Lo! what a rapturous joy possest||The repenting Prodigal||126.96.36.199||Luke 15:32||English||1799|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #65||Lo what a rapturous joy possessed||1810|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #LXV||Lo! what a rapturous joy possest||The repenting Prodigal||188.8.131.52||Luke 15:32||English||1802|
|The Vestry Singing Book: being a selection of the most popular and approved tunes and hymns now extant, designed for social and religious meetings, family devotion, singing schools, etc. #155a||Lo! what a rapt'rous joy possest||1841|
|Village Hymns #d308||Lo what a rapturous joy possessed||1852|
|Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #60||Lo what a rapturous joy possessed||1840|
|Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #60||Lo! what a rapt'rous joy possest||1826|