My soul would fain indulge a hope

My soul would fain indulge a hope

Author: Joseph Steward
Published in 33 hymnals

Representative Text

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 >

Text Information

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

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A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d198

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Evangelical Hymns #360

Family Hymns #d164

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d219

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Hymns for Christian Melody #460

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Hymns for Social Worship #142

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #332

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Parish Hymns #333

Parish Psalmody #d517

Parish Psalmody #d530

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Revival Hymns #88

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d177

Select Hymns #d288

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Select Hymns #272

The Baptist Harmony #d251

The Baptist Harmony #d253

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The Baptist Psalmody #705

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The Christian Lyre, Volume 1 #70

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The Christian Lyre #70

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The Christian Lyre #70

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The Christian Melodist #229

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d215

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CCCXLVIII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CCCXLVIII

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The Vestry Singing Book #137a

Village Hymns #d347

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #202

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #202

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #202

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