Once, O Lord, thy garden flourished

Once, O Lord, thy garden flourished

Author: John Newton
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 Once, O Lord, thy garden flourished,
Every part looked gay and green;
Then thy word our spirits nourished,
Happy seasons we have seen!

2 But a drought has since succeeded,
And a sad decline we see;
Lord, thy help is greatly needed,
Help can only come from thee.

3 Where are those we counted leaders,
Filled with zeal, and love and truth?
Old professors, tall as cedars,
Bright examples to our youth!

4 Some, in whom we once delighted,
We shall meet no more below,
Some, alas! we fear are blighted,
Scarce a single leaf they show.

5 Younger plants--the sight how pleasant,
Covered thick with blossoms stood;
But they cause us grief at present,
Frosts have nipped them in their bud!

6 Dearest Savior, hasten hither,
Thou canst make them bloom again;
Oh, permit them not to wither,
Let not all our hopes be vain!

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: Once, O Lord, thy garden flourished
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d353
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... #444Page 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. #322Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America, at their Session June 1831. 2nd ed. #127Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #759Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #759Page Scan
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #89Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #220Page Scan
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d376
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #381Page Scan
Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d323
Social Hymn Book: Being the Hymns of the Social Hymn and Tune Book for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family, and Congregation (2nd ed.) #341Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d330
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #333Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #839Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #567Page Scan
The Christian Lyre #7Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: adapted for use in families, prayer meetings, and revivals of religion #7Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: Vol I (8th ed. rev.) #7Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist #d536
The Church Hymn Book #d761
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #230Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d374
The Devotional Hymn Book #d375
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #256Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCLVITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCLVITextPage Scan
The New England Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: adapted to prayer, conference and camp-meetings #79
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #A127Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H612Page Scan
The Social and Sabbath School Hymn-Book. (5th ed.) #252Page Scan
The South Western Psalmist #d313
Village Hymns #d421
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #298Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #298Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #298Page Scan



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