Break thro' the clouds, dear Lord, and shine

Break thro' the clouds, dear Lord, and shine

Author: John Newton
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Break through the clouds, dear Lord, and shine,
Let us perceive thee nigh!
And to each mourning child of thine,
These gracious words apply.

2 "Let not my children slight the stroke,
I for chastisement send;
Nor faint beneath my kind rebuke,
For I am still their friend.

3 "The wicked I perhaps may leave
Awhile and not reprove;
But all the children I receive,
I scourge because I love.

4 "I see your hearts at present filled
With grief and deep distress;
But soon these bitter seeds shall yield
The fruits of righteousness."

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

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: Break thro' the clouds, dear Lord, and shine
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Family Hymns #d31

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #44

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Hymns for Christian Melody #795

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Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #458

The Family Choir #d8

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXVIII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXVIII

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1072

Village Hymns #d78

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #552

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