Should bounteous nature kindly pour

Should bounteous nature kindly pour

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 Should bounteous nature kindly pour
Her richest gifts on me,
Still, O my God, I should be poor,
If void of love to thee.

2 Not shining wit, nor manly sense,
could make me truly good:
Nor zeal itself could recompense
The want of love to God.

3 Did I possess the gift of tongues,
But were deny'd thy grace,
My loudest words, my loftiest songs
Would be but sounding brass.

4 Though thou shouldst give me heav'nly skill,
Each myst'ry to explain,
If I'd no heart to do thy will,
My knowledge would be vain.

5 Had I so strong a faith, my God,
As mountains to remove,
No faith could do me real good,
That did not work by love.

6 O grant me then this one request,
And I'll be satisfy'd,
That love divine may rule my breast,
And all my actions guide.



Source: The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CLIII

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Should bounteous nature kindly pour
Author: Samuel Stennett
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #205Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d285
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d268
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #190Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #259Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d250
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being formerly a collection (12th ed.) #153Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #62Page Scan
Original and Selected Reformation Hymns ... dedicated to the Twelve Tribes of the Lord's Modern Israel #d83
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCLXXIIPage Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCLIXPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d488
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #611Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #318Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #153Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CLIIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CLIIITextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #977Page Scan



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