Quiet, Lord, my froward heartAuthor: John Newton (1779)
Published in 222 hymnals
Printable scores: PDF, MusicXMLAudio files: MIDI
1 Quiet, Lord, my froward heart;
Make me teachable and mild,
Upright, simple, free from art;
Make me as a little child,
From distrust and envy free,
Pleased with all that pleases Thee.
2 What Thou shalt to-day provide
Let me as a child receive;
What to-morrow may betide
Calmly to Thy wisdom leave;
'Tis enough that Thou wilt care;
Why should I the burden bear?
3 As a little child relies
On a care beyond his own,
Knows he's neither strong nor wise,
Fears to stir a step alone,
Let me thus with Thee abide,
As my Father, Guard, and Guide.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
|First Line:||Quiet, Lord, my froward heart|
|Author:||John Newton (1779)|
Quiet, Lord, my froward heart. J. Newton. [Resignation.] Appeared in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book iii., No. 65, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and headed "The Child." It has passed into a large number of hymnbooks. In some it begins "Jesus, make my froward heart," but this form of the text is not popular.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5721||Quiet, Lord, My Froward Heart||Quiet, Lord, my froward heart||JESU, JESU, DU MEIN HIRT||John Newton||77.77.77||<cite>Olney Hymns</cite> (London: W. Oliver, 1779)|