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Oft have I turned my eye within

Oft have I turned my eye within

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 23 hymnals

Full Text

1 Oft have I turn'd my eye within,
And brought to light some latent sin;
But pride, the vice I most detest,
Still lurks securely in my breast.

2 She hides my follies from mine eyes,
And lifts my virtues to the skies;
And, while the specious tale she tells,
Her own deformity conceals.

3 Rend, O my God! the veil away;
Bring forth the monster to the day;
Expose her hideous form to view,
And all her restless pow'r subdue.

4 So shall humility divine
Again possess this heart of mine;
And form a temple for my god,
Which he will make his lov'd abode.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #333

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Oft have I turned my eye within
Author: Samuel Stennett
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 23 of 23)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #232Page Scan
A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #430Page Scan
A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d125
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #333Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #333Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #333TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #589Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #589Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d387
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.) #311Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #464Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #114Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #385Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d163
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d162
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCCXIPage Scan
Spiritual Melodies #d243
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d285
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d439
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #350Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d187
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1029Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d177
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