Turn, turn us, mighty God (William Tansur)

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  • CPDL #11090:     
Editor: Tim Henderson (submitted 2006-02-26).   Score information: A4 (landscape), 1 page, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Music taken from Musica Sacra, Utica 1834 (compiled by Thomas Hastings and Solomon Warriner)

General Information

Title: Turn, turn us, mighty God
Composer: William Tansur
Tune: Guilford
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Is this the kind return,
And these the thanks we owe,
Thus to abuse eternal love,
Whence all our blessings flow?

To what a stubborn frame
Has sin reduced our mind!
What strange rebellious wretches we,
And God as strangely kind!

On us He bids the sun
Shed his reviving rays;
For us the skies their circles run,
To lengthen out our days.

The brutes obey their God,
And bow their necks to men;
But we, more base, more brutish things,
Reject His easy reign.

Turn, turn us mighty God,
And mould our souls afresh;
Break, sovereign grace, these hearts of stone,
And give us hearts of flesh.

Let old ingratitude
Provoke our weeping eyes,
And hourly as new mercies fall
Let hourly thanks arise.