Praying for Confidence

O Jesus, thou fountain of grace

Author: Richard Burnham
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O Jesus, thou fountain of grace,
Enlighten, enliven my heart,
And show the sweet smiles of thy face
And from me bid evil depart;
Pronounce, O pronounce I am thine;
A sinner once purchased by blood;
And may I for ever recline
On the bosom of Jesus, my Lord.

2 Thou great and compassionate King,
Drive all my sad doubtings away;
And let me with confidence sing,
“The Saviour expired for me.”
The witness that I am thy child,
O Jesus, to me now impart;
The pleasing sensation will yield
Unspeakable joy to my heart.

3 Bestow this rich blessing on me,
And heaven below I shall prove;
I’ll then go exulting in thee,
And tell of thy wonderful love.
Lord, teach me thy cause to maintain;
For constant support to thee fly;
And fight till the conquest I gain.
Resolved for thy glory to die.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #380

Author: Richard Burnham

Burnham, Richard, b. 1749, d. 1810, was for many years pastor of a Baptist Church in London, first in Little Chapel Street, and afterwards in Grafton Street, Soho. He is said to have been an excellent preacher. His hymns, 452 in all, were published as follows:— New Hymns on Divers Subjects, Lond., Gilbert and Plummer, 1783. This contained 141 hymns. A 2nd edition with 74 additional hymns as New Hymns on Various Subjects (same publishers), 1785. To this was added New Hymns on Divine Love, chiefly designed for Love Feasts or Christian Societies (25 hymns and 2 poetical pieces), Lond., W. Smith, but no date (cir. 1787). The 3rd edition of the Hymns, &c, is dated 1794, the 4th 1796, and the 5th, 1803. This last contains 452 hymns. In additio… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus, thou fountain of grace
Title: Praying for Confidence
Author: Richard Burnham
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #380

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