The Lord, who truly knows

The Lord, who truly knows

Author: John Newton
Tune: FERGUSON
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 The Lord, who truly knows
The heart of every saint,
Invites us by His holy word
To pray and never faint.

2 He bows His gracious ear;
We never plead in vain;
Yet we must wait till He appear,
And pray, and pray again.

3 Though unbelief suggest,
Why should we longer wait?
He bids us never give Him rest,
But be importunate.

4 Then let us earnest be,
And never faint in prayer;
He loves our importunity,
And makes our cause His care.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #411

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: The Lord, who truly knows
Author: John Newton

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #247

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d452

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d284

Baptist Harmony #d220

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #331

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #485

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #485

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #485

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #485

Selections from the Book of Worship with Tunes #d88

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The Book of Worship #175

The Christian Hymn Book #d588

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d590

The Church Hymn Book #d936

The Good Old Songs #d515

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d615

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d232

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #411

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