Olney Hymns Book 2 Index

 

From Newton's Preface:

"The Hymns are distributed into three Books...

The second contains occasional Hymns, suited to particular seasons, or suggested by particular events or objects."

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No.
first line
subtitle
MS  No.
for this date
 
1. SEASONS
 
 
 
 
New-Years hymns
 
 
 
2
Time, with an unwearied hand
New Year's Hymns for 1775 The Time is Short
186
1 January 1775
3
See! another year is gone!
New year's hymns for 1776  Uncertainty of life
231
1 January 1776
4
Time, by moments, steals away
A New year's thought & prayer
264
[1 January 1777]
5
Hark! how time's wide sounding bell
For the New Year 1778  Death & War
293
[1 January 1778]
6
Oft in vain the voice of truth
New Year's Hymns 1779
332
1 January 1779
 
Before annual sermons
 
 
 
Preachers may, from Ezekiel's case
Can these dry bones live?
187
1 January 1775
When Moses waved his mystic rod
The rod of Moses
232
1 January 1776
The God who once to Israel spoke
For the New Year 1777  
262
[1 January 1777]
O thou, at whose almighty word
Before Sermon
294
[1 January 1778]
Elisha, struck with grief and awe
Elijah's Mantle
333
1 January 1779
 
After annual sermons
 
 
 
Beneath the tyrant Satan's yoke
After Sermon
188
1 January 1775
What contradictions meet
Travailing in birth for souls
233
1 January 1776
Thy message, by the preacher, seal
After sermon
263
[1 January 1777]
When Paul was parted from his friends
Paul's Farewell charge
295
4 January 1778
Alas! by nature how depraved
After sermon Jeremiah 3:19
334
1 January 1779
 
[Seasons general]
 
 
 
Though cloudy skies, and northern blasts
Waiting for the Spring
306
15 March 1778
Pleasing spring again is here!
Spring
241
21 April 1776
Though the morn may be serene
Summer Storms
313
31 May 1778
The grass, and flowers, which clothe the field
Hay Time
316
12 July 1778
See! the corn again in ear!
Harvest
209
18 [=25?] June 1775
The Lord, our salvation and light
The close of the year
230
31 December 1775
Let hearts and tongues unite
Ebenezer
292
[28 December 1777]
 
2. ORDINANCES
 
 
 
How welcome to the saints, when pressed
The Lord's day
331
27 December 1778
Happy are they, to whom the Lord
Gospel Privileges
193
1 February 1775
 
Sacramental Hymns
 
 
 
Let me dwell on Golgotha
The Cross
225
26 November 1775
In evil long I took delight
Looking at the Cross
309
5 April 1778
 
Prayer
 
 
 
In themselves, as weak as worms
Power of Prayer
271
30 March 1777
 
3. PROVIDENCES
 
 
 
The gathering clouds, with aspect dark
On the commencement of hostilities in America
207
11 June 1775
 
Fast Day Hymns
 
 
 
Oh, may the power which melts the rock
For the Fast-day
261
13 December 1776
While Joshua led the armed bands
Moses & Amalek
303
27 February 1778
See the gloomy gathering cloud
The Hiding Place
321
27 September 1778
 
[Providences general]
 
 
 
Although on massy pillars built
On the Earthquake
217
1 October 1775
Wearied by day with toils and cares
On the Fire at Olney
285
2 November 1777
As the sun's enlivening eye
At parting
258
6 October 1776
 
Funeral Hymns
 
 
 
My soul, this curious house of clay
Hope beyond the Grave
265
12 January 1777
Courage, my soul! behold the prize
There the Weary are at rest
273
20 April 1777
God, with one piercing glance, looks through
The Day of the Lord
289
[7 December 1777 ?]
John in vision saw the day
The books were opened
305
8 March 1778
 
4. CREATION
 
 
 
That was a wonder-working word
Old & new Creation
296
[c. 11 January 1778?]
The book of nature open lies
The book of Creation
245
9 June 1776
The moon in silver glory shone
On the Eclipse of the Moon
251
4 August 1776
If for a time the air be calm
The Sea
279
13 July 1777
Though small the drops of falling rain
The Flood
330
13 December 1778
On the same flower we often see
The Spider and Bee
301
15 February 1778
The subtle spider often weaves
The Bee saved from the Spider
302
22 February 1778
A lion, though by nature wild
The tamed Lion
317
5 July 1778
The Saviour calls his people sheep
Sheep
322
6 September 1778
A garden contemplation suits
The Garden
323
4 October 1778
The water stood like walls of brass
The creatures in the Lord's hand
255
8 September 1776
When slumber seals our weary eyes
Dreaming
328
22 November 1778
See the world for youth prepares
The World
335
[1 January 1779?]
Blinded in youth by Satan's arts
The enchantment dissolved
269
16 February 1777


Image copyright:

Hymns: MS Eng 1317, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Diary: John Newton Collection, CO199, Princeton University

Marylynn Rouse, 27/09/2013