Scripture Verse

Turn Thou us unto Thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old. Lamentations 5:21


Samuel S. Wesley (1810–1876)

Words: Hen­ry Twells, Hymns and Oth­er Stray Vers­es 1901.

Music: Re­li­ance (Wes­ley) in W. L.’s Col­lect­ion of Tunes, 1719. Ar­ranged by Sam­uel S. Wes­ley in the Eu­ro­pe­an Psalm­ist, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Henry Twells (1823–1900)


Awake, O Lord, as in the time of old!
Come, Ho­ly Spi­rit, in Thy pow­er and might;
For lack of Thee our hearts are strange­ly cold,
Our minds but blind­ly grop­ing to­wards the light.

Doubts are abroad: make Thou these doubts to cease!
Fears are with­in: set Thou these fears at rest!
Strife is among us: melt that strife to peace!
Change march­es onward: may all change blest!

Make us to be what we pro­fess to be;
Let pray­er be pray­er, and praise be heart­felt praise;
From un­re­al­ity, O set us free,
And let our words be ech­oed by our ways.

Turn us, good Lord, and so shall we be turned:
Let ev­ery pas­sion griev­ing Thee be stilled:
Then shall our race be won, our guer­don earned,
Our mas­ter looked on, and our joy ful­filled.