My soul would fain indulge a hope

My soul would fain indulge a hope

Author: Joseph Steward
Published in 33 hymnals

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1 My soul would fain indulge a hope
To reach the heavenly shore;
And when I drop this dying flesh,
That I shall sin no more.

2 That then I shall behold the Lamb,
Who once for sin was slain,
But rose triumphing o'er the grave,
And on his throne doth reign.

3 I hope to hear and join the song,
That saints and angels raise,
And while eternal ages roll,
To sing eternal praise.

4 But Oh, this dreadful heart of sin,
It may deceive me still,
And while I look for joys above,
May plunge me down to hell.

5 The scene must then forever close,
Probation at an end,
No gospel grace can reach me there,
No pardon there descend.

6 Come then, O blessed Jesus, come,
To me thy spirit give:
Shine through a dark, benighted soul,
And bid a sinner live.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Joseph Steward

Steward, Joseph; preacher who became a portrait painter and silhouettist, active in Hartford, Conn.; b. 1753, d. 1822 Go to person page >

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First Line: My soul would fain indulge a hope
Author: Joseph Steward
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d198
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #375Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #431Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #360Page Scan
Family Hymns #d164
Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d219
Hymns for Christian Melody #460Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #142Page Scan
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #332Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #333Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d517
Parish Psalmody #d530
Revival Hymns #88Page Scan
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d177
Select Hymns #d288
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #272Page Scan
The Baptist Harmony #d251
The Baptist Harmony #d253
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #705Page Scan
The Christian Lyre #70Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: adapted for use in families, prayer meetings, and revivals of religion #70Page Scan
The Christian Lyre: Vol I (8th ed. rev.) #70Page Scan
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #229Page Scan
The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d215
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #348Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCCXLVIIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCXLVIIITextPage Scan
The New and Most Complete Collection of Camp, Social and Prayer Meeting Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #137Page Scan
The Vestry Singing Book: being a selection of the most popular and approved tunes and hymns now extant, designed for social and religious meetings, family devotion, singing schools, etc. #137aPage Scan
Village Hymns #d347
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #202Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #202Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #202Page Scan



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