The Contrite Heart

Lord, hear a burdened sinner mourn

Author: Samuel Medley
Published in 28 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord, hear a burden'd sinner mourn,
Who gladly would to thee return;
Thy tender mercies O impart,
And take away this stony heart!

2 'Tis this hard heart which sinks me down,
Nor asks thy smile, nor fears thy frown;
This causes all my woe and smart,—
Lord, take away this stony heart!

3 'Tis this hard heart I feel within,
Which slights thy grace, and cleaves to sin,
Sure 'tis of hell the counterpart;
Lord, take away this stony heart.

4 'Tis this hard heart which day by day
Would shut my mouth, nor let me pray,
Yea, would from ev'ry duty start;
Lord, take away this stony heart!

5 Sure the bless'd day will shortly come,
When this hard heart shall know its doom,
When I no more shall sin retain,
Nor of a stony heart complain.

6 Yes, friendly death, with welcome stroke,
Will loose the chain— will break the yoke;
And, when arriv'd o glory's shore,
A stony heart be felt no more.

Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #LXX

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, hear a burdened sinner mourn
Title: The Contrite Heart
Author: Samuel Medley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #LXX

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #715

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.CLIV

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #145

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Baptist Hymn Book #a744

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d77

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #136

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Evangelical Hymns #197

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #152

Hymns of Zion #d125

Revival Melodies or Songs of Zion. Part II #d21

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Revival Melodies, or Songs of Zion. #II.55

Select Hymns #d262

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Select Hymns #122

Songs of Zion #d114

Songs of Zion. 8th ed. #d71

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The Baptist Hymn Book #744

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The Christian Melodist #118

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CDLX

The Primitive Hymns #d349

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The Young Christian's Companion #6

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The Young Christian's Companion. 2nd ed. #a6

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