Dear Shepherd of thy people, hear

Dear Shepherd of thy people, hear

Author: John Newton
Published in 200 hymnals

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1 Great Shepherd of thy people, hear,
thy presence now display;
as thou hast given a place for prayer,
so give us hearts to pray.

2 Within these walls let holy peace
and love and concord dwell;
here give the troubled conscience ease,
the wounded spirit heal.

3 May we in faith receive thy word,
in faith present our prayers,
and in the presence of our Lord
unbosom all our cares.

4 The hearing ear, the seeing eye,
the contrite heart, bestow;
and shine upon us from on high,
that we in grace may grow.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #651

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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Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #651

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #274

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #614

Common Praise (1998) #521

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #454

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #250

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #164

Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #490


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #363a


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #363b


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #363c

Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #238

The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #611


The Cyber Hymnal #1192


Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #444


Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #398

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