Forsake, my soul, the tents of sin

Forsake, my soul, the tents of sin

Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Forsake, my soul! the tents of sin,
How false her joys appear!
Noise and confusion dwell within;
Peace is a stranger there.

2 The men, who keep the laws of God,
His choicest blessings share;
Or, if he lifts his chast'ning rod,
'Tis with a Father's care.

3 His mighty pow'r shall guard the just;
His wisdom point their way;
His eye shall watch their sleeping dust;
His hand revive their clay.

4 Begin, ye saints, the joyful task;
His praise employ your tongue;
And soon eternity will ask
A more exalted song.


Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #284

Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham

Heginbothom, Ottiwell, born in 1744, and died in 1768, was for a short time the Minister of a Nonconformist congregation at Sudbury, Suffolk. The political and religious disputes which agitated the congregation, in the origin of which he had no part, and which resulted in a secession and the erection of another chapel, so preyed upon his mind, and affected his health, that his pastorate terminated with his death within three years of his appointment. His earliest hymn, "When sickness shakes the languid corse [frame]," was printed in the Christian Magazine, Feb. 1763. In 1791 the Rev. John Mead Ray communicated several of Heginbothom's hymns to the Protestant Magazine; and in the same year, these and others to the number of 25, were publishe… Go to person page >

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Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #284

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d102

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