Think, O ye who fondly languish

Think, O ye who fondly languish

Author: William Bengo Collyer
Published in 35 hymnals

Author: William Bengo Collyer

William Bengo Collyer was born at Blackheath Hill, in 1782, and studied at Homerton College. Before completing his twentieth year he became pastor of a Congregational society at Peckham, continuing in that position through his life. He died in 1854. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1808. For many years he was one of the most popular Dissenting ministers in London. He published many hymns and some works on theology. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Think, O ye who fondly languish
Author: William Bengo Collyer


Think, O ye who fondly languish. W. B. Collyer. [Death Anticipated.] Given in his Collection, 1812, No. 839, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, and entitled "Consolation." In modern hymnals stanzas i., iii. are usually given as in Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, N. Y., 1872.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Think, 0 ye who fondly languish, p. 1164, ii. Sometimes given as "Cease, ye mourners, cease to languish."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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American Psalmody: a collection of sacred music, comprising a great variety of psalm, and hymn tunes, set-pieces, anthems and chants, arranged with a figured bass for the organ...(3rd ed.) #213aPage Scan
American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #121Page Scan
Beautiful Songs of Zion, a Collection of New and Old Songs #d162
David's Harp: or the Boston Sabbath school song book, containing a variety of pleasing tunes in all the various metres; also hymns, anthems, and chants...(2nd Rev. Ed.) #265Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #207Page Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d97
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #211bPage Scan
Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d257
Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d431
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1305Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #184Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d482
Hymns for Schools and Families #d154
Hymns for Schools and Families #63Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #252Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d168
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #943Page Scan
Melodies of Heaven #d136
Mission Songs: a collection of hymns and music, designed for Sabbath schools #192Page Scan
Oriola #d245
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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #669Page Scan
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d290
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d260
Songs of Calvary and Pentecost #d139
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #701Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1435Page Scan
The New Village Harmony #d117
The Praise #d290
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.) #D452Page Scan
The Union Singing Book #d118
The Union Singing Book: arranged for and adapted to the Sunday school union hymn book #67cPage Scan
The Young Choir: adapted to the use of juvenile sing schools, Sabbath schools, primary classes, etc #57Page Scan
Union Hymns. Rev. #d391
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