Again our earthly cares we leave

Again our earthly cares we leave

Author: John Newton
Published in 109 hymnals

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1 Again our earthly cares we leave,
And to thy courts repair;
Again with joyful feet we come,
To meet our Saviour here.

2 Great Shepherd of thy people, hear!
Thy presence now display;
We bow within thy house of prayer;
Oh! give us hearts to pray.

3 The clouds which vail thee from our sight,
In pity, Lord, remove:
Dispose our minds to hear aright
The message of thy love.

4 The feeling heart, the melting eye,
The humble mind bestow;
And shine upon us from on high,
To make our graces grow.

5 Show us some token of the love,
Our fainting hope to raise;
And pour thy blessing from above,
That we may render praise.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #13

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

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First Line: Again our earthly cares we leave
Author: John Newton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Again our earthly cares we leave. [Divine Worship.] Appeared in Cotterill’s Selection 1810, No. 98, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "For the blessing of God on Public Worship." It is based on J. Newton's "O Lord, our languid souls inspire," st. ii. being specially from Newton. The cento was most probably arranged and rewritten by Cotterill. Its use in Great Britain is somewhat limited, but in America it is extensive, and is given in the collections of various denominations.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


MANOAH (Greatorex)

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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