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Should bounteous nature kindly pour

Should bounteous nature kindly pour

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

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.



Source: The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CLIII

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Should bounteous nature kindly pour
Author: Samuel Stennett
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #205

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d285

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d268

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #190

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #259

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #153

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #62

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CCLXXII

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d488

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The Baptist Hymn Book #611

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The Baptist Hymn Book #318

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CLIII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CLIII

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #977

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