Dear friend of guilty sinners, hear

Dear friend of guilty sinners, hear

Author: Rowland Hill
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 Dear friend of guilty sinners, hear,
And magnify thy grace divine;
Pardon a worm that would draw near,
And make his heart to thee resign,
A worm, by guilt and sin distressed,
That pants to reach the promised rest.

2 With holy fear, and reverend love,
I long to lie beneath thy throne;
In thee to live, in thee to move,
And stay myself on thee alone:
Teach me to lean upon thy breast,
To find in thee the promised rest.

3 Sure, Lord, thou wilt thy servants keep,
And bless them with thy gracious smiles,
A gentle shepherd of thy sheep,
to guard them from the tempter's wiles;
How calm their state, how truly blest,
Who trust in thee for promised rest.

4 Take me, dear Savior, for thine own,
And make me love thy righteous case;
Be thou my portion, Lord, alone,
And bend me to obey thy laws:
Let me in thy dear arms be blest,
And find in thee the promised rest!

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Rowland Hill

Hill, Rowland, M.A., son of Sir Rowland Hill, Bart., was born at Hawkstone, near Shrewsbury, Aug. 23,1744, and educated at Shrewsbury Grammar School, Eton, and St. John's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1769). Taking Holy Orders, he was for a time curate of Kingston, near Taunton. Leaving his curacy, but without renouncing his Orders or his connection with the Church of England, he itinerated for some twelve years, preaching mostly in Wilts, Gloucestershire, Somersetshire, and London. At Wotton-under-Edge he built a Chapel, where he often preached, and also opened the well-known Surrey Chapel, London, in 1783. At the latter place he ministered for nearly fifty years. He took great interest in Evangelical and Mission work, was one of the founders o… Go to person page >

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First Line: Dear friend of guilty sinners, hear
Author: Rowland Hill
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #296

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #296

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #296

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #454

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CLVI

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