O thou my soul, forget no more

O thou my soul, forget no more. Joshua Marshman* (1768-1837), from the Bengali of Krishna Pal* (1764-1822), translated by William Carey (1761-1834). Pal’s hymn, ‘Je Jone Apon Pan’, must have been written shortly after his conversion in December 1800. It was later published in Quarterly Papers, for the use of the weekly and monthly contributors to the Baptist Missionary Society, January 1830). A ‘free translation’ was published in the same number (the author’s name is not given, but the implication is that it was William Carey, who is recorded as having repeated and sung the hymn). The metre follows the original tune: O thou my soul, forget no moreHe who yielded once his breath,Sinful man...

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