O Lord, our languid souls inspire

O Lord, our languid souls inspire

Author: John Newton
Published in 79 hymnals

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1 O Lord, our languid souls inspire,
For here we trust thou art!
Send down a coal of heavenly fire,
To warm each waiting heart.

2 Show us some token of thy love,
Our fainting hope to raise;
And pour thy blessing from above,
That we may render praise.

3 Within these walls let holy praise,
And love and concord dwell;
here give the troubled conscience ease,
The wounded spirit heal.

4 The feeling heart, the melting eye,
The humble mind bestow;
And shine upon us from on high,
To make our graces grow!

5 May we in faith receive thy word,
In faith present our prayers;
And in the presence of our Lord,
Unbosom all our cares.

6 And may the gospel's joyful sound,
Enforced by mighty grace,
Induce dead sinners all round,
To come and fill the place.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord, our languid souls inspire
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

O Lord, our languid souls inspire. J. Newton. [Opening of a Place of Worship.] This hymn was written at the same time and under the same circumstances as Cowper's "Jesus, where'er Thy people meet." Full details are given in the note on that hymn. "O Lord, our languid souls," &c., was published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book ii., No. 43, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "On opening a Place for Social Prayer." It is rarely found in its full form. The abbreviated texts sometimes begin with the first stanza, but the most popular arrangements are:—
1. Dear Shepherd of Thy people, hear. This is usually composed of four stanzas of the original, beginning with stanza ii.
2. Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear. This is the most popular form of the hymn. Bickersteth included it in his Christian Psalmody, 1833.
3. Kind Shepherd of Thy people, hear. This arrangement appeared in J. H. Gurney's Collection of Hymns, &c., 1838, and is repeated in later hymnbooks.
The use of this hymn in these various forms is extensive.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d184
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #168Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #128Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #76Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #96Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #761Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d378
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #187Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d346
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d226
A Selection of Hymns #d210
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d92
A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Anthems, for every Sunday and principal festival throughout the year. for the use of congregations in the dioceses Quebec and Toronto. #H75Page Scan
Association Songs No.1 #d117
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #111cPage Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH125Page Scan
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d200
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d519
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #190Page Scan
Conference Hymns, Original and Selected. Vol. 2 #d33
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S105Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #340Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #217Page Scan
Family Hymns #d177
Frohe, Gott geheiligte Gesaenge #E6Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #188Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #188Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #475Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #475Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #996Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #343Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #493Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d556
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #493TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #493Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #493Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #493Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #493Page Scan
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #174Page Scan
New Union Hymns #48Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #4Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d597
Parish Psalmody #d610
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H274Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d619
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d628
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d596
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #490Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d207
Revival Gems: a collection of spirit-stirring hymns. Specially adapted to revivals #183Page Scan
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #32Page Scan
Select Hymns #d320
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #347Page Scan
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #125Page Scan
Songs of Zion Enlarged: a manual of the best and most popular hymns and tunes, for social and private devotion #304Page Scan
Songs of Zion: a manual of the best and most popular hymns and tunes, for social and private devotion #164Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #461Page Scan
The Book of Praise #d256
The Brick Church Hymns, Designed for the Use of Social Prayer Meetings and Families, selected from the most approved authors #127Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d470
The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d189
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d474
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #67Page Scan
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #42Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d710
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #258Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCLVIIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCLVIIITextPage Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d210
The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d182
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D125Page Scan
The Social Harp. Rev. #d270
The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d225
The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d170
The South Western Psalmist #d285
Village Hymns #d388
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #315Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #315Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #315Page Scan



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