Hoping for a Revival

While I to grief my soul gave way

Author: John Newton
Published in 47 hymnals

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1 While I to grief my soul gave way,
To see the work of God decline
Methought I heard the Savior say,
"Dismiss thy fears, the ark is mine.

2 "Though for a time I hide my face,
Rely upon my love and power:
Still wrestle at the throne of grace,
And wait for a reviving hour.

3 "Take down thy long neglected harp,
I've seen thy tears, and heard thy prayer;
The winter season has been sharp,
But spring shall all its wastes repair."

4 Lord, I obey, my hopes revive,
Come join with me, ye saints, and sing;
Our foes in vain against us strive,
For God will help and triumph bring.

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: While I to grief my soul gave way
Title: Hoping for a Revival
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #532Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #750Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns #d324
A Selection of Hymns: including a few originals, designed to aid the friends of Zion in their private and social worship #70Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America, at their Session June 1831. 2nd ed. #129Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH116Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1065
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #491Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #629Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #448Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #448Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #448Page Scan
Conference Hymns : adapted to religious conferences, and meetings for prayer, to which is added a selection of the most favorite melodies in common use #151Page 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 #68Page Scan
Family Hymns #d281
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #572Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #572Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1063Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #36Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d326
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #246Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #908Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d358
International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #209Page Scan
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #94Page Scan
Select Hymns #d509
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #386Page Scan
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #116Page Scan
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #448Page Scan
Temple Melodies: a collection of about two hundred popular tunes, adapted to nearly five hundred favorite hymns, selected with special reference to public, social, and private worship #75Page Scan
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #344Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #281Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #882Page Scan
The Brick Church Hymns, Designed for the Use of Social Prayer Meetings and Families, selected from the most approved authors #126Page Scan
The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d150
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #257Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCLVIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCLVIITextPage Scan
The New England Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: adapted to prayer, conference and camp-meetings #77
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #A129Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H625Page Scan
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.) #D116Page Scan
The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #55Page Scan
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d474
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #424Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #424Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #424Page Scan



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