The Lord, who truly knows

The Lord, who truly knows

Author: John Newton
Tune: FERGUSON
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 The Lord, who truly knows
The heart of every saint,
Invites us by His holy word
To pray and never faint.

2 He bows His gracious ear;
We never plead in vain;
Yet we must wait till He appear,
And pray, and pray again.

3 Though unbelief suggest,
Why should we longer wait?
He bids us never give Him rest,
But be importunate.

4 Then let us earnest be,
And never faint in prayer;
He loves our importunity,
And makes our cause His care.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #411

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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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #247TextPage 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. #61Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #483Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #483Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d452
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d284
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d599
Baptist Harmony #d220
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #331TextPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #411TextPage Scan
Eine kleine Lieder-Sammlung, zum allgemeinen Gebrauch des wahrern Gottes-dienstes, fuer die Gemeinde Gottes #d142
Fulton Street Hymn Book, for the use of union prayer meetings, Sabbath schools and families #251Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #226Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #485Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d759
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #485TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #485Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #485Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #485Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #485Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #235Page Scan
Selections from the Book of Worship with Tunes #d88
The Book of Worship #175TextPage Scan
The Brick Church Hymns, Designed for the Use of Social Prayer Meetings and Families, selected from the most approved authors #168Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d588
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d590
The Church Harmony ... Adapted to the Divine Worship of the Various Religious Denominations. 24th ed. #d33
The Church Hymn Book #d936
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #CDXLVIPage Scan
The Good Old Songs #d515
The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d615
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d550
The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d232
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #45bPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H485Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #45bPage Scan



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