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Behold the Throne of Grace!

Behold the throne of grace!

Author: John Newton (1779)
Published in 285 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Behold the throne of grace!
The promise calls me near:
there Jesus shows a smiling face,
and waits to answer prayer.

2 My soul, ask what thou wilt;
thou canst not be too bold;
since his own blood for thee he spilt,
what else can he withhold?

3 Thine image, Lord, bestow,
thy presence and thy love;
I ask to serve thee here below,
and reign with thee above.

4 Teach me to live by faith;
conform my will to thine;
let me victorious be in death,
and then in glory shine.


Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #627

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold the throne of grace!
Title: Behold the Throne of Grace!
Author: John Newton (1779)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Behold the throne of grace. J. Newton. [The Throne of Grace.] Appeared in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book i.. No. 33, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and based on 1 Kings iii. 5. Although extensively used both in Great Britain and in America, it is generally in an abridged, and sometimes altered form. In 1781 J. Wesley published the last four stanzas of the original as a hymn in the Arminian Magazine, p. 285, beginning "Since 'tis the Lord's command," but it failed to attract attention, and in that form is unknown to modern hymn-books. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #486
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Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 285)

A Collection of Divine Hymns from Various Authors #d3

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d22

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #565

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d49

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d17

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A Selection of Hymns #247

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d31

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #72

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #287

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Baptist Chorals #252

Baptist Harmony #d26

Book of Common Praise #d50

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d72

Carmina for Social Worship #d22

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #287

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #31

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Carmina Sanctorum #31

Chapel Hymns #d58

Christian Hymnal #d34

Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d19

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Christian Melodies #223

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Christian Melodies #223

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Christian Praise #399

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d100

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Church Hymns and Tunes #475

Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d51

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d112

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Church Melodies #811

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Church Psalmist #442

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Church Psalmist #442

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Church Psalmist #442

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Church Psalmody #H355

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Church Psalmody #355

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Church Psalmody #402

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Common Praise #507

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d76

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Dew Drops of Sacred Song #112d

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Dyer's Psalmist #67

Echoes of Eden #d13

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Every Sabbath #139d

Free Methodist Hymnal #d64

Gathered Jewels, No.2 #d13

General Baptist Hymn Book #d58

Gloria in Excelsis #d55

Gospel Gems #d14

Gospel Hymns #d56

Hallowed Songs #d32

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Hallowed Songs #32

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #376

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #611

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #611

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #68

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #417

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #453

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #592

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #424

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #424

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #498

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #498

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #174

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #17

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #17

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #823

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Bible Schools #d14

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Hymns for First-Day Schools #57

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Hymns for First-Day Schools (Rev. and Enl.) #57

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Hymns for Schools #217

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d29

Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d24

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Hymns for the Church #231

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #801

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #559

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d33

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d111

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Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern #364

Hymns of Worship and Remembrance #d23

Hymns of Worship and Service #d35

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Hymns of Worship and Service #302

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #302

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Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #231

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