[Main] [Poetry Index]* [Poets] 1991 Denson Revision: [Titles] [Pages] [First Lines]* 2012 Cooper Revision: [Titles] [Pages] [First Lines]*
* Index of the First Line of Each Stanza, the Fifth Line of Eight Line Stanzas, and the First Line of the Chorus

Hark, my soul! it is the Lord;

Lovest thou Me? John Chap. xxi. 16.

Poet: William Cowper, 1768
Meter: 7s (7,7,7,7)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
Hark, my soul! it is the Lord;
íTis thy Saviour, hear his word;
Jesus speaks, and speaks to thee;
ďSay, poor sinner, lovíst thou me?

The Saviourís Word (Talbotton) 77b, Stanza 1
I deliveríd thee when bound,
And, when bleeding, healíd thy wound;
Sought thee wandíring, set thee right,
Turníd thy darkness into light.

Can a womanís tender care
Cease towards the child she bare?
Yes, she may forgetful be,
Yet will I remember thee.

Mine is an unchanging love,
Higher than the heights above;
Deeper than the depths beneath,
Free and faithful, strong as death.

Thou shalt see my glory soon,
When the work of grace is done;
Partner of my throne shalt be,
Say, poor sinner, lovíst thou me!Ē

Lord, it is my chief complaint,
That my love is week and faint;
Yet I love thee and adore,
Oh for grace to love thee more!

The Saviourís Word (Talbotton) 77b, Stanza 2

Newton, John, and William Cowper Olney Hymns in Three Books. 6th ed. London: J. Johnson, 1797.