Jesus, hear our humble prayer

Jesus, hear our humble prayer

Author: John Newton
Tune: PLEYEL'S HYMN
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, hear our humble pray’r;
Tender Shepherd of Thy sheep,
Let Thy mercy and Thy care,
All our souls in safety keep.

2 In Thy strength may we be strong;
Sweeten ev’ry cross and pain;
Give us, if Thou wilt, ere long
Here to meet in peace again.


Source: Twentieth (20th) Century Songs Part One #159

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: Jesus, hear our humble prayer
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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American Church and Church School Hymnal #d157

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d157

Christian Hymnal #d228

Gloria in Excelsis #d324

Glory Songs #288

Sing Unto the Lord #d66

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Twentieth (20th) Century Songs Part One #159

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