Behold a sinner, gracious Lord

Behold a sinner, gracious Lord

Author: Samuel Medley
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Behold a sinner, gracious Lord,
Whose soul encourag'd by thy word,
At mercy's footstool would remain,
And there would look, and look again.

2 How oft deceiv'd by self and pride,
Has my vile heart been turn'd aside;
And Jonah like has fled from thee,
Till thou hast look'd again on me.

3 Ah bring a wretched wanderer home,
And to thy footstool let me come,
And tell thee all my grief and pain,
And wait and look, and look again.

4 Take courage then, my trembling soul,
One look from christ will make thee whole
Trust thou in him, 'tis not in vain,
But wait and look, and look again.

5 Look to the Lord, his word, his throne:
Look to his grace, and not your own:
There wait and look, and look again;
You shall not wait, nor look in vain.

6 Ere long that happy day will come,
When I shall reach my blissful home;
And when to glory I attain,
O then I'll look, and look again.

Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #C

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold a sinner, gracious Lord
Author: Samuel Medley
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #C

The Christian Psalmist #d54

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d36

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us