Olney Hymns: In Three Books. ...

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J. Johnson, 1797 - Hymns, English - 332 pages
 

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I love Olney Hymns for Cowper's hymns especially. Because of his illness, he contributed only 67 of the 379 hymns, but his verses include some of the finest poetry found in hymns. Read full review

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Page 121 - Mine is an unchanging love, Higher than the heights above, Deeper than the depths beneath, Free and faithful, strong as death. 5 " Thou shalt see My glory soon, When the work of grace is done ; Partner of My throne shalt be ; Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou Me?
Page 45 - Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed.
Page 121 - Thou shalt see my glory soon, When the work of grace is done ;. Partner of my throne shalt be : Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me ? " 6 Lord, it is my chief complaint, That my love is weak and faint ; Yet I love thee, and adore ; Oh ! for grace to love thee more.
Page 48 - There, if thy Spirit touch the soul, And grace her mean abode, Oh, with what peace, and joy, and love, She communes with her God ! There like the nightingale she pours Her solitary lays ; Nor asks a witness of her song, Nor thirsts for human praise.
Page 9 - The birds without barn Or storehouse are fed ; From them let us learn To trust for our bread : His saints what is fitting Shall ne'er be denied, So long as 'tis written, The Lord will provide.
Page 36 - Ask what thou wilt?" Lord, I would seize the golden hour : I pray to be released from guilt, And freed from sin and Satan's power.
Page 187 - Here may we prove the power of prayer, To strengthen faith and sweeten care ; To teach our faint desires to rise, And bring all heaven before our eyes.
Page 121 - T is a point I long to know, Oft it causes anxious thought, Do I love the Lord or no ? Am I his, or am I not...
Page 121 - Yet I mourn my stubborn will, — Find my sin a grief and thrall : Should I grieve for what I feel, If I did not love at all ? 7 [Could I joy his saints to meet ; Choose the ways I once abhorr'd ; Find, at times, the promise sweet ; If I did not love the Lord ?] 8 Lord, decide the doubtful case!
Page 4 - Lord Jesus ! help me now to flee, And seek my hope alone in thee; Apply thy blood, thy Spirit give, Subdue my sin, and let me live. 5. Then when the solemn bell I hear, If saved from guilt, I need not fear; Nor would the thought distressing be, Perhaps it next may toll for me.

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