When with my mind divinely pressed

When with my mind divinely pressed

Author: Moses Browne
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 When with my mind devoutly press'd,
Dear Saviour, my revolving breast
Would past offences trace;
Trembling I make the black review,
Yet pleas'd behold, admiring too,
The pow'r of changing grace.

2 This tongue with blasphemies defil'd,
These feet to erring paths beguil'd,
In heav'nly league agree.
Who would believe such lips could praise,
Or think from dark and winding ways,
I e'er should turn to thee?

3 These eyes that once abus'd the light,
Now lift to thee their wat'ry sight,
And weep a silent flood;
These hands are rais'd in ceaseless pray'r,
Oh wash away the stains they wear,
In pure redeeming blood.

4 These ears that once could entertain
The midnight oath, the lustful strain,
Around the festive board;
Now deaf to all th' enchanting noise,
Avoid the throng, detest the joys,
And long to hear thy word.

5 Thus art thou serv'd in ev'ry part,
Go on, bless'd Lord to cleanse my heart,
That drossy thing refine;
That grace may nature's pow'rs control,
And a new creature, body, soul,
Be all and wholly thine!



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

Author: Moses Browne

Browne, Moses, was born in humble circumstances in 1703, and was distinguished as a poet and miscellaneous writer. He was Vicar of Olney, Bucks, and for some time Chaplain of Morden College, Blackheath, Kent, where he died Sept. 13, 1787. His poetical works were:— (1) Poems, 1739; (2) The Works, and Rest of the Creation,in two parts. Pt. i. An Essay on the Universe; Pt. ii. Sunday Thoughts, &c, 1752 (6th edition, 1805). His hymns are contained in Pt. iv. of the Sunday Thoughts, together with versions of Ps. 130 and 139. He is known chiefly through his hymn "When with a mind devoutly pressed" (Penitence), which is "Night Song, No. viii.," in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, of the Sunday Thoughts, having originally appeared in his Poems, 1739, p. 45… Go to person page >

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First Line: When with my mind divinely pressed
Author: Moses Browne
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d175
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #216Page Scan
A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d328
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #200Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #230Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #230Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: including a few originals, designed to aid the friends of Zion in their private and social worship #281Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #297Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCXCVIIbTextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #297bPage Scan
Choice Hymns: for social and private devotion, Lord's Day schools and revivals. (2nd ed.) #123Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1057
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #398Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #468Page Scan
Family Hymns #d278
Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d369
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #524Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #331Page Scan
Hymns on Various Subjects #d32
Select Hymns #d503
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #179Page Scan
Spiritual Melodies #d359
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d423
The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d364
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #205Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCVTextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCVTextPage Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #H383Page Scan
The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d203
The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d202
The Wesleyan Harp, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes Suitable for Social Worship. 1st ed. #d150
The Young Christian's Companion #22Page Scan
The Young Convert's Companion: Being a Collection of Hymns for the Use of Conference Meetings #d123
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #404Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #404Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #404Page Scan
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