1 Should bounteous nature kindly pour
Her richest gifts on me,
Still, O my God, I should be poor,
If void of love to thee.
2 Not shining wit, nor manly sense,
could make me truly good:
Nor zeal itself could recompense
The want of love to God.
3 Did I possess the gift of tongues,
But were deny'd thy grace,
My loudest words, my loftiest songs
Would be but sounding brass.
4 Though thou shouldst give me heav'nly skill,
Each myst'ry to explain,
If I'd no heart to do thy will,
My knowledge would be vain.
5 Had I so strong a faith, my God,
As mountains to remove,
No faith could do me real good,
That did not work by love.
6 O grant me then this one request,
And I'll be satisfy'd,
That love divine may rule my breast,
And all my actions guide.
|Instances (1 - 18 of 18)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #205||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett||1819|
|A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d285||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett||1816|
|A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d268||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett||1831|
|A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #190||Should bounteous nature kindly poor||1808|
|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.) #259||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett||1826|
|A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d250||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett||1811|
|Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being formerly a collection (12th ed.) #153||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||1811|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #62||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||1816|
|Original and Selected Reformation Hymns ... dedicated to the Twelve Tribes of the Lord's Modern Israel #d83||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett||1829|
|Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCLXXII||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett||1792|
|Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCLIX||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett||1792|
|The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d488||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett||1825|
|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.) #611||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett||1859|
|The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #318||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Stennett||1842|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #153||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Samuel Stennett||1810|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CLIII||All attainments vain without love||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||C. M.||1 Corinthians 13:1-3||1799||Works vain without love | ; Love | Superior to all attainments|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CLIII||All attainments vain without love||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||C. M.||1 Corinthians 13:1-3||1802||Works vain without love | ; Love | Superior to all attainments|
|The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #977||Should bounteous nature kindly pour||Dr. S. Stennett||1835|