Now may fervent prayer arise

Now may fervent prayer arise

Author: John Newton
Published in 17 hymnals

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now may fervent prayer arise
Author: John Newton

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Now may fervent prayer arise. J. Newton. [New Year.] The third of thirteen "Hymns before Annual Sermons to Young People on New Years' Evenings," published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. ii., No. 9, in 7 stanzas of 6 lines. It is in common use both in the original and in the following forms:—
1. Bless, 0 bless the opening year.
2. Bless, 0 Lord the opening year.
3. Bless 0 Lord this opening year.
4. Bless 0 Lord each opening year.
These forms of the text generally embrace stanzas ii., iii., vi., vii., and are in use in Great Britain and America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #228Page Scan
A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d169
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d358
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #551Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns #d194
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d434
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH166Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d162
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d153
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #166Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #460Page Scan
The New England Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: adapted to prayer, conference and camp-meetings #124
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #116Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #116Page Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D166Page Scan
The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d322
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. #171bPage Scan



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