Blest Savior, by thy powerful word

Blest Savior, by thy powerful word

Author: John Newton
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Blest Savior, by thy powerful word,
Once night was turned to day;
And thy salvation joy restored,
Which I had sinned away.

2 'Twas then I wondered and adored,
To see thy grace divine;
I felt thy love, I praised the Lord,
Who made such blessings mine.

3 Wilt thou not still vouchsafe to own
A wretch so vile as I?
May I not still approach thy throne,
And Abba father cry?

4 Lord, speak a gracious word again,
And cheer my drooping heart,
No voice but thine can soothe my pain,
Or bid my fears depart.

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 >

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First Line: Blest Savior, by thy powerful word
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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