O Lord, our languid souls inspire

O Lord, our languid souls inspire

Author: John Newton
Published in 79 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Lord, our languid souls inspire,
For here we trust thou art!
Send down a coal of heavenly fire,
To warm each waiting heart.

2 Show us some token of thy love,
Our fainting hope to raise;
And pour thy blessing from above,
That we may render praise.

3 Within these walls let holy praise,
And love and concord dwell;
here give the troubled conscience ease,
The wounded spirit heal.

4 The feeling heart, the melting eye,
The humble mind bestow;
And shine upon us from on high,
To make our graces grow!

5 May we in faith receive thy word,
In faith present our prayers;
And in the presence of our Lord,
Unbosom all our cares.

6 And may the gospel's joyful sound,
Enforced by mighty grace,
Induce dead sinners all round,
To come and fill the place.

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

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, our languid souls inspire
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

O Lord, our languid souls inspire. J. Newton. [Opening of a Place of Worship.] This hymn was written at the same time and under the same circumstances as Cowper's "Jesus, where'er Thy people meet." Full details are given in the note on that hymn. "O Lord, our languid souls," &c., was published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book ii., No. 43, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "On opening a Place for Social Prayer." It is rarely found in its full form. The abbreviated texts sometimes begin with the first stanza, but the most popular arrangements are:— 1. Dear Shepherd of Thy people, hear. This is usually composed of four stanzas of the original, beginning with stanza ii. 2. Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear. This is the most popular form of the hymn. Bickersteth included it in his Christian Psalmody, 1833. 3. Kind Shepherd of Thy people, hear. This arrangement appeared in J. H. Gurney's Collection of Hymns, &c., 1838, and is repeated in later hymnbooks. The use of this hymn in these various forms is extensive. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #168

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #128

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d346

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d226

A Selection of Hymns #d210

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d92

Association Songs No.1 #d117

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d200

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d519

Conference Hymns, Original and Selected. Vol. 2 #d33

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S105

Family Hymns #d177

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Frohe, Gott geheiligte Gesaenge #E6

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #188

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #188

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #475

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #475

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Hymns for Christian Melody #996

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #493

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #493

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #493

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #493

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #174

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New Union Hymns #48

Parish Psalmody #d597

Parish Psalmody #d610

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d619

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d596

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d207

Select Hymns #d320

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #461

The Book of Praise #d256

The Christian Hymn Book #d470

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d189

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d474

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #67

The Church Hymn Book #d710

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d210

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d182

The Social Harp. Rev. #d270

The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d225

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d170

The South Western Psalmist #d285

Village Hymns #d388

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