1 O, my distrustful heart!
How small thy faith appears!
But greater, Lord, thou art
Than all my doubts and fears.
Did Jesus once upon me shine?
Then Jesus is forever mine.
2 Unchangeable his will,
Though dark may be my frame;
His loving heart is still
Eternally the same:
My soul through many changes goes;
His love no variation knows.
3 Thou Lord, wilt carry on,
And perfectly perform
The work, thou hast begun
In me a sinful worm:
Midst all my fears, and sin, and woe,
Thy spirit will not let me go.
4 The bowels of thy grace
At first did freely move:
I still shall see thy face,
And feel that God is love.
Myself into thine arms I cast;
Lord, save, O save, my soul at last.
Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #190
O my distrustful heart. W. Hammond. [Final Perseverance.] This hymn, on 2 Tim. ii. 13, "If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful," appeared in his Psalms & Hymns, &c, 1745, p. 105, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. In 1776, A. M. Toplady published it in a rewritten form, but beginning with the same first line, in his Psalms & Hymns, &c, No. 252. This arrangement was repeated in various collections to Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, No. 727, with the change in Snepp of stanza iv. 1. 1. from "The bowels of Thy grace," to "Thy rich and sovereign grace." It is also in other collections, and should be given as "W. Hammond, 1745; A. M. Toplady, 1776."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 22 of 22)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d118||O my distrustful heart, how small thy faith appears||1793|
|A Collection of Hymns, intended for the use of the citizens of Zion, whose privilege it is to sing the high praises of God, while passing through the wilderness, to their glorious inheritance above. #233||O my distrustful heart, how small thy faith appears||1835|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #593||O my distrustful heart||1842|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #593||O my distrustful heart||Anonymous||H. M.||1845|
|A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #148||O! my distrustful heart||Hammond||1825|
|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) #694||O my distrustful heart, how small thy faith appears||1839|
|A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #148||O my distrustful heart||Hammond||1810|
|A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.XXXII||O my distrustful heart||L. H. C.||1809|
|A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.XXXII||O my distrustful heart||L. H. C.||1817|
|A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #64||O my distrustful heart, how small thy faith appears||1826|
|A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #A22||O My distrustful heart||1819|
|Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #190||O, my distrustful heart!||1823|
|Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #79||O my distrustful heart||Hammond||1886|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #190||O my distrustful heart||P. M.||1808|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCLXIX||O my distrustful heart, how small thy faith appears||1792|
|Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #LXIV||O my distrustful heart, how small thy faith appears||1792|
|The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #225||O my distrustful heart, how small thy faith appears||1859|
|The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #192||O my distrustful heart||1842|
|The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #DCI||O my distrustful heart, how small thy faith appears||1823|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #782||O my distrustful heart||1835|
|The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d343||O my distrustful heart, how small thy faith appears||1828|
|The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #87||O my distrustful heart!||L. H. C.||1836|