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Destructions dangerous road

Destructions dangerous road

Author: John Newton
Published in 46 hymnals

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1 Destruction's dangerous road
What multitudes pursue!
While that which leads the soul to God,
Is know or sought by few.

2 Believes find the way
Thro' Christ the living gate;
But those who hate this holy way
Complain it is too strait.

3 If self must be deny'd,
And sin no more caress'd,
They rather choose the way that's wide,
And strive to think it best.

4 Encompass'd by a throng,
On numbers they depend;
They say so many can't be wrong,
And miss a happy end.

5 But hear the Saviour's word,
"Strive for the heavn'ly gate,
many will call upon the Lord,
And find their crys too late."

6 Obey the gospel call
And enter while you may;
The flock of Christ is always small,
And none are safe but they.

7 Lord, open sinners' eyes,
Their awful state to see;
And make them, ere the storm arise,
To thee for safety flee.

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

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: Destructions dangerous road
Author: John Newton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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