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 and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #66Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #234Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #234Page Scan
A Church hymnal: compiled from "Additional hymns," "Hymns ancient and modern," and "Hymns for church and home," as authorized by the House of Bishops #417Page Scan
A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #393
A Collection of Hymns #313Page 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.) #642Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. (New and Rev. ed.) #171Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d610
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #288Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. New and Revised ed. #198Page Scan
A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #125Page Scan
A New Service and Tune Book for Sunday Schools. New ed. #d106
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d151
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... #528Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d503
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #203Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d280
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d283
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #642Page Scan
Additional Hymns to the Collection of Hymns for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #642Page Scan
Book of Common Praise #d470
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d746
Chapel Hymns #d457
Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #108Page Scan
Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #297Page Scan
Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6: Canadian ed. (words only) #53Page Scan
Christian Hymns #d140
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #422Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d748
Christian Science Hymnal #291Tune Info
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #471Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #471TextPage Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #219Page Scan
Church Hymnal #423Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #506Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P130ePage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P130ePage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P130ePage Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #138Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1038
Favorite Hymns: in their original form #XXXVIIPage Scan
Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #368Page Scan
Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #175Page Scan
Gospel Hymns #d448
Gospel Hymns No. 6 #53Page Scan
Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #290Page Scan
Harmony in Praise #d179
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d596
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #282Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #127Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #221Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #533Page Scan
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #67Page Scan
Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #122Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #224Page Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #465aPage Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #465bPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #521Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #453aPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #453bPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #521Page Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d621
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #405Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #194Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada with Accompanying Tunes #d249
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d252
Hymnal, Amore Dei #224Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #465Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #465Page Scan
Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #691
Hymns and Offices of Worship: for use in schools: with an appendix of tunes #13Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d140
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d347
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #506Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #506Page Scan
Hymns for Church and Home #302Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship in the Diocese of Fredericton. 2nd ed. #d171
Hymns for Schools and Families #d123
Hymns for Schools and Families #126Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #102Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d251
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #269Page Scan
Hymns for the Church #255Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #664Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #664Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #338Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #693Page Scan
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #505Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d332
Hymns of Devotion #d179
Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #229Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Militant #184Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #362Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #403Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service #d396
Hymns of Worship and Service #323Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #323Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #255Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #255Page Scan

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