Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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:

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Henry Twells
(1823–1900)

Lyrics

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.