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Olney Hymns Book 1 Index

 

From Newton's Preface:

"The Hymns are distributed into three Books.

In the first I have classed those which are formed upon select passages of Scripture, and placed them in the order of the books of the old and New Testament."

[click on the first column no. to view individual hymns with their full words, a link to their ms image, and relevant excerpts from Newton's diary when that particular hymn was written]

[at present only those hymns with manuscript images are being entered here - for the words of other hymns use Google Books, e.g. search from this link, or at CCEL]
 

No.

first line

subtitle

MS  No.

for this date

  Genesis      

1

On man, in his own image made

Adam

260

8 December 1776

2

When Adam fell he quickly lost

Cain & Abel

221

29 October 1775

4

By faith in Christ I walk with God

Walking with God

213

23 July 1775 [?]

5

How hurtful was the choice of Lot

Lot in Sodom

278

6 July 1777

7

Though troubles assail

The Lord will provide

194

5 February 1775

8

Poor Esau repented too late

Esau

250

28 July 1776

11

My soul once had its plenteous years

Pharaoh's Kine

314

14 June 1778

  Exodus      

16

The Manna favoured Israel's food

Manna hoarded

288

30 November 1777

18

When Israel heard the fiery law

The Golden Calf

287

16 November 1777

  Leviticus      

19

See Aaron, God's anointed priest

The true Aaron

307

22 March 1778

  Numbers      

20

How blest the righteous are

Balaam's Wish

239

7 April 1776

  Joshua      

21

When Joshua, by God's command

Gibeon

280

27 July 1777

  Judges      

23

The signs which God to Gideon gave

Gideon's Fleece

266

19 January 1777

24

The lion that on Samson roared

Sampson's Lion

234

28 January 1776

  1 Samuel      

25

When Hannah pressed with grief

Hannah

281

3 August 1777

27

The kine unguided went

Faith's surrender of All

268

9 February 1777

28

When first my soul enlisted

Saul's Armour

182

[6 November 1774?]

  2 Samuel      

29

How David, when by sin deceived

David's fall

267

26 January 1777

  1 Kings      

32

If Solomon for wisdom prayed

Ask what I shall give Thee

252

11 August 1776

34

From Sheba a distant report

Queen of Sheba

191

22 January 1775

36

By the poor widow's oil and meal

The Meal & Cruse of Oil

226

3 December 1775

  2 Kings      

37

Though Jericho pleasantly stood

Jericho

282

24 August 1777

38

Before Elisha's gate

Naaman

228

17 December 1775

39

The prophets' sons in times of old

The borrowed Axe

284

14 September 1777

  Psalms      

45

In mercy, not in wrath, rebuke

Psalm 6 imitated

259

5 January 1777

47

Incarnate God! The soul that knows

The Believer's Safety

270

2 March 1777

48

That man no guard or weapons needs

My presence shall go with thee

238

31 March 1776

50

For mercies, countless as the sands

What shall I render

180

[October 1774?]

51

What a mournful lot is mine

Wo is me, that I dwell in Mesech

286

9 November 1777

  Ecclesiastes      

54

The evils that beset our path

Vanity of life

189

8 January 1775

56

Honey though the bee prepares

Vanity of the Creature sanctified

297

[c. 11 January 1778?]

  Isaiah      

59

He who on earth as man was known

Jesus the King, Refuge, River and Rock of his church

197

26 February 1775

60

Glorious things of thee are spoken

The City of God

200

16 April 1775

  Jeremiah      

66

As parched in the barren sands

Trust of the Wicked and the Righteous compared

312

24 May 1778

  Lamentations      

69

From pole to pole let others roam

The Lord is my portion

327

15 November 1778

  Ezekiel      

70

Once perishing in blood I lay

That thou mayst open thy mouth no more

320

16 August 1778

  Daniel      

73

Supported by the word

The power of Faith

298

18 January 1778

  Zechariah      

76

Son of God! Thy people's shield!

Make thy face to shine upon thy servants

283

31 August 1777

77

With Satan, my accuser near

A Brand plucked out of the Fire

272

13 April 1777

78

Jesus Christ, the Lord's anointed

On one Stone shall be seven Eyes

201

23 April 1775

  Malachi      

80

When sinners utter boasting words

They shall be mine Saith the Lord

249

14 July 1776

  Matthew      

82

Oft as the leper's case I read

The Leper

319

2 August 1778

83

Physician of my sin-sick soul

A Sick Soul

212

16 July 1775

84

When Jesus claims the sinner's heart

Satan returning

277

29 June 1777

86

Though in the outward church below

Wheat & Tares

304

1 March 1778

89

What think you of Christ? is the test

What think ye of Christ

220

22 October 1775

90

When descending from the sky

The foolish Virgins

206

4 June 1775

91

When Peter boasted, soon he fell

Peter sinning and weeping

181

[30 October 1774]

  Mark      

93

Could the creatures help or ease us

Jairus' Daughter

253

18 August 1776

94

When the disciples crossed the lake

But One Loaf

276

15 June 1777

97

One awful word which Jesus spoke

The Blasted Fig-tree

192

29 January 1775

  Luke      

99

How kind the good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan

184

[20 November 1774?]

100

Martha her love and joy expressed

Martha & Mary

318

26 July 1778

101

The castle of the human heart

The heart taken

300

1 February 1778

102

My barns are full, my stores increase

The worldling

185

[27 November 1774?]

105

A worldling spent each day

Lazarus

196

19 February 1775

106

Our Lord, who knows full well

Pray & not faint

227

[10 December 1775]

108

Simon, beware! the Saviour said

The Believer's Danger, Safety and Duty

204

14 May 1775

109

"Father, forgive" (the Saviour said)

Father Forgive them

256

15 September 1776

  John      

111

Jesus, to what didst thou submit

Woman of Samaria

219

15 October 1775 [?]

112

Beside the gospel pool

Washing at the Pool

190

15 January 1775

113

Here at Bethesda's pool, the poor

Bethesda

290

14 December 1777

115

When any turn from Zion's way

Will ye also go away?

237

24 March 1776

116

I am, saith Christ, our glorious head

I am the Resurrection and the Life

211

9 July 1775 [?]

119

Tis a point I long to know

Lovest Thou Me?

216

[August/September 1775?]

  Acts      

120

As some tall rock amidst the waves

Stephen

257

29 September 1776

123

A believer, free from care

The Gaoler

275

1 June 1777

124

When the apostle wonders wrought

The Exorcists

254

25 August 1776

125

If Paul in Caesar's court must stand

Paul's voyage

299

25 January 1778

  Romans      

126

I would, but cannot sing

The Good that I would I do not

198

5 March 1775

127

Darkness overspreads us here

Now is your Salvation nearer

325

[1 November 1778?]

  1 Corinthians      

128

When Israel's tribes were parched with thirst

That Rock was Christ

246

16 June 1775

  2 Corinthians      

129

Oppressed with unbelief and sin

My Grace is Sufficient for thee

223

12 November 1775

  Galatians      

130

Strange and mysterious is my life

The inward warfare

315

21 June 1778

  Philippians      

131

Fierce passions discompose the mind

Contentment

311

10 May 1778

  Hebrews      

133

The word of Christ, our Lord

Power of the Word

274

25 May 1777

134

By various maxims, forms and rules

Looking unto Jesus

210

2 July 1775 [?]

135

Afflictions do not come alone

Love Tokens Hebrews 12:5-11

224

19 November 1775

  Revelation      

137

The message first to Smyrna sent

Smyrna

329

29 November 1778

140

Hear what the Lord, the great Amen

Laodicea

195

12 February 1775

141

When the beloved disciple took

The Sweet before and after the Bitter

235

25 February 1776

 
Image copyright:

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

Thanks also to
The Evangelical Library
 

Marylynn Rouse, 28/08/2013


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