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O my distrustful heart

O my distrustful heart

Author: William Hammond
Published in 22 hymnals

Full Text

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

Author: William Hammond

Hammond, William, B.A, born at Battle, Sussex, Jan. 6, 1719, and educated at St. John's College, Cambridge. In 1743 he joined the Calvinistic Methodists; and in 1745, the Moravian Brethren. He died in London, Aug. 19, 1783, and was buried in the Moravian burial-ground, Sloane Street, Chelsea. He left an Autobiography in Greek, which remains unpublished. His original hymns, together with his translations from the Latin, were published in his:— Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs. To which is prefix'd A Preface, giving some Account of a Weak Faith, and a Full Assurance of Faith; and briefly stating the Doctrine of Sanctification; and shewing a Christian's Completeness, Perfection, and Happiness in Christ. By William Hammond, A.B., late of… Go to person page >

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First Line: O my distrustful heart
Author: William Hammond

Notes

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)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 22 of 22)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d118
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. #233Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #593Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #593Page Scan
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 #148Page Scan
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) #694Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #148Page Scan
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.XXXIIPage Scan
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.XXXIIPage Scan
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.) #64Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #A22Page Scan
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... #190Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #79Page Scan
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. #190TextPage Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCLXIXPage Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #LXIVPage Scan
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.) #225Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #192Page Scan
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #DCIPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #782Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d343
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #87Page Scan



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