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Teach us, O Lord, aright to plead

Teach us, O Lord, aright to plead

Author: John Newton
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

7 Teach us, O Lord, aright to plead
For mercies from above;
O come, and bless our souls indeed,
With light, and joy, and love.

8 The gospel's promis'd land is wide,
We fain would enter in;
But we are press'd on ev'ry side,
With unbelief and sin.

9 Arise, O Lord, enlarge our coast,
Let us possess the whole;
That satan may no longer boast,
He can thy work controul.

10 Oh, may thy hand be with us still,
Our guide and guardian be;
To keep us safe from ev'ry ill,
Till death shall set us free.

11 Help us on thee to cast our care,
And on thy word to rest;
That Israel's God, who heareth pray'r,
Will grant us our request.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H52.II

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 >

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First Line: Teach us, O Lord, aright to plead
Author: John Newton



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #454

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d437

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d343

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B149

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b149

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d272

The Christian Hymn Book #d563

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d565

The Church Hymn Book #d905

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The Psalms and Hymns #52b

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The Psalms of David #H52.II

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