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At length the wished for spring is come

At length the wished for spring is come

Author: John Newton
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 At length the wished for spring is come;
How altered is the scene!
The trees and shrubs are dressed in bloom,
The earth arrayed in green.

2 I see my Savior from on high,
Break through the clouds and shine!
No creature now more blest than I,
No song more loud than mine.

3 Thy word does all my hope revive,
It overcomes my foes;
It makes my languid graces thrive,
And blossom like a rose.

4 Dear Lord, a monument I stand,
Of what thy grace can do,
Uphold me by thy gracious hand,
Each changing season through.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul¬≠tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas √† Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

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First Line: At length the wished for spring is come
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #105

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CCCXI

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CCCXI

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