Quiet, Lord, my froward heart

Representative Text

1 Quiet, Lord, my froward heart;
Make me teachable and mild,
Upright, simple, free from art;
Make me as a weaned child,
From distrust and envy free,
Pleased with all that pleases Thee.

2 What Thou shalt to-day provide
Let me as a child receive;
What to-morrow may betide
Calmly to Thy wisdom leave:
'Tis enough that Thou wilt care;
Why should I the burden bear?

3 As a little child relies
On a care beyond his own,
Knows he's neither strong nor wise,
Fears to stir a step alone,--
Let me thus with Thee abide,
As my Father, Guard, and Guide.

4 Thus preserved from Satan's wiles,
Safe from dangers, free from fears,
May I live upon Thy smiles
Till the promised hour appears,
When the sons of God shall prove
All their Father's boundless love.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #712

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 >

Notes

Quiet, Lord, my froward heart. J. Newton. [Resignation.] Appeared in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book iii., No. 65, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and headed "The Child." It has passed into a large number of hymnbooks. In some it begins "Jesus, make my froward heart," but this form of the text is not popular. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

REPOSE (Kücken)


[Holy Spirit, faithful Guide] (Wells)

Converted to Christianity as a youth at a mission in Buffalo, New York, Marcus Morris Wells (b. Cooperstown, NY, 1815; d. Hartwick, NY, 1895) spent most of his life near Hartwick as a farmer and maker of farm implements. He is remembered in hymnody for writing both the text and tune of "Holy Spirit,…

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #234

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #234

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A Collection of Hymns #313

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #288

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A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #125

A New Service and Tune Book for Sunday Schools. New ed. #d106

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A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #203

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d280

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #642

Book of Common Praise #d470

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d746

Chapel Hymns #d457

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Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #108

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Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #297

Christian Hymns #d140

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d748

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Christian Science Hymnal #291

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #471

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #471

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #219

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Church Hymnal #423

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Favorite Hymns: in their original form #XXXVII

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Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #368

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Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #175

Gospel Hymns #d448

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Gospel Hymns No. 6 #53

Harmony in Praise #d179

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #282

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #127

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #221

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #533

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #67

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #122

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Hymnal Amore Dei #224

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #465a

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #465b

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #521

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #521

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d621

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #405

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #194

Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada with Accompanying Tunes #d249

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #224

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Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #465

Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #691

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Hymns and Offices of Worship: for use in schools: with an appendix of tunes #13

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d140

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d347

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #506

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #506

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Hymns for Church and Home #302

Hymns for Public Worship in the Diocese of Fredericton. 2nd ed. #d171

Hymns for Schools and Families #d123

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Hymns for Schools and Families #126

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d251

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Hymns for the Church #255

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #664

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #664

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #338

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #693

Hymns of Devotion #d179

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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #229

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Hymns of the Church Militant #184

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Hymns of the Church Universal #362

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Hymns of the Spirit #403

Hymns of Worship and Service #d396

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Hymns of Worship and Service #323

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #323

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Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #255

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Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #255

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