In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the many people who benefit from Hymnary on a regular basis.

So far in 2021 we have had more than 8 million people from more than 200 countries around the globe come to the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure.

If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. To donate online, please use the Calvin University secure giving site. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

Penitential Sighs

Father, at thy call I come

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 28 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Father! at thy call I come,
In thy bosom there is room
For a guilty soul to hide,--
Press'd with grief on every side.

2 Darkness fills my trembling soul;
Floods of sorrow o'er me roll;
Pity, Father! pity me;
All my hope's alone in thee.

3 But may such a wretch as I,--
Self-condemn'd and doom'd to die,--
Ever hope to be forgiven,
And be smil'd upon by heaven?

4 Yes, I may! for I espy
Pity trickling from thine eye:
'Tis a Father's bowels move,--
Move with pardon and with love.

5 Well I do remember, too,
What his love hath deign'd to do;
How he sent a Saviour down,
All my follies to atone.

6 Has my elder brother died?
And is justice satisfied?
Why,--oh, why--should I despair
Of my Father's tender care?

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #256

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, at thy call I come
Title: Penitential Sighs
Author: Samuel Stennett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 28 of 28)
Page Scan

A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #270

Page Scan

A Selection of Hymns #CCLXX

Page Scan

A Selection of Hymns #51

Page Scan

Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #105

Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions #d35

Page Scan

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #256

TextPage Scan

Hymns, Selected and Original #256

Page Scan

Hymns #256

Page Scan

Hymns #256

Page Scan

Hymns #256

Page Scan

Hymns #256

Page Scan

Revival Gems #79

Page Scan

The Baptist Psalmody #431

Page Scan

The Christian Harmonist #132

Page Scan

The Harp #437

Page Scan

The Harp. 2nd ed. #a437

Page Scan

The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #988

The Southern Psalmist #d198

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d205

Page Scan

The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #361

The Young Convert's Companion #d31

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d119

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.