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O Grant Me, Lord, That Sweet Content

O grant me, Lord, that sweet content

Author: Edward Perronet
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O grant me, Lord, that sweet content,
That sweetens every state;
Which no internal fears can rent,
Nor outward foes abate.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace—
Thy word the truth hath said—
Who, clothed with Thy great righteousness,
Thy arm his strength has made.

2 Grant me then, Lord, a contrite heart,
A meek and quiet breast;
Thy own unspotted mind impart,
Thy own unshaken rest.
That rest for humble souls prepared,
The bosom of Thy love;
Where patience finds her full reward,
When perfected above.

3 Give me then grace this rest to seek,
And, as I seek, to find;
My heart all pure, my soul all meek,
The copy of Thy mind.
So shall I know Thy utmost power,
Thy utmost glory prove;
And in eternity adore
The matchless gift of love!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12162

Author: Edward Perronet

Edward Perronet was the son of the Rev. Vincent Perronet, Vicar of Shoreham, Kent. For some time he was an intimate associate of the Wesleys, at Canterbury and Norwich. He afterwards became pastor of a dissenting congregation. He died in 1792. In 1784, he published a small volume, entitled "Occasional Verses, Moral and Social;" a book now extremely rare. At his death he is said to have left a large sum of money to Shrubsole, who was organist at Spafield's Chapel, London, and who had composed the tune "Miles Lane" for "All hail the power of Jesus' Name!" --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872. ------ Perronet, Edward. The Perronets of England, grandfather, father, and son, were French emigres. David Perronet cam… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O grant me, Lord, that sweet content
Title: O Grant Me, Lord, That Sweet Content
Author: Edward Perronet
Meter: D
Source: Occasional Verses, Moral and Sacred (London: J. Buckland & T. Scollick, 1785)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12162
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The Cyber Hymnal #12162

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