O Lord, our languid souls inspire

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This is an hymn by John Newton, from Olney Hymns 1779, Hymn 43 in Book II. Meter is 86. 86 (C.M.).

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1. O Lord, our languid souls inspire,
For here, we trust, thou art!
Send down a coal of heavenly fire,
To warm each waiting heart.

2. Dear Shepherd of thy people, hear,
Thy presence now display;
As thou hast given a place for prayer,
So give us hearts to pray.

3. Show us some token of thy love,
Our fainting hope to raise;
And pour thy blessings from above,
That we may render praise.


4. Within these walls let holy peace,
And love, and concord dwell;
Here give the troubled conscience ease,
The wounded spirit heal.

5. The feeling heart, the melting eye,
The humble mind bestow;
And shine upon us from on high,
To make our graces grow!

6. May we in faith receive thy word,
In faith present our prayers;
And, in the presence of our Lord,
Unbosom all our cares.


7. And may the gospel’s joyful sound
Enforced by mighty grace,
Awaken many sinners round,
To come and fill the place.

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