What jarring natures dwell within

What jarring natures dwell within

Author: Robert Cruttenden
Published in 37 hymnals

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1 What jarring natures dwell within,
Imperfect grace, remaining sin!
Nor this can reign, nor that prevail,
Though each by turns my heart assail.

2 Now I complain, and groan and die,
Now raise my songs of triumph high,
Sing a rebellious passion slain,
Or mourn to feel it live again.

3 One happy hour beholds me rise,
Borne upwards to my native skies,
While faith assists my soaring flight,
To realms of joy, and worlds of light.

4 Great God, assist me through the fight,
Make me triumphant in thy might;
Thou the desponding heart canst raise,
The victory mine, and thine the praise.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Robert Cruttenden

Cruttenden, Robert, born cir. 1691, died cir. 1764. He was educated for the ministry among the Dissenters, and when a young man frequently preached for his uncle, the Rev. Mr. Bragg. But finding that he did not really believe in the Evangelical doctrines, he gave up the ministry, and betook himself to trade, in which for a number of years he was successful. In his 52nd year, having retired from business, he was living near to Whitefield's Tabernacle, when, his attention being excited by what he heard concerning the preaching there, a strong impulse seized him to go and hear for himself. The result was his conversion through the ministry of John Cennick. Twelve months later he joined a Congregational Church, of which he continued a member un… Go to person page >

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First Line: What jarring natures dwell within
Author: Robert Cruttenden
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Selection of Hymns #d306

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A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #227

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d242

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1007

Family Hymns #d267

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #455

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #42

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Hymns for Christian Melody #157

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Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #110

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #759

Village Hymns #d612

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