The Lord Is God

Does it not grief and wonder move

Author: John Newton
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Does it not grief and wonder move,
To think of Israel's dreadful fall,
Who needed miracles to prove,
Whether the Lord was God or Baal.

2 Methinks I see Elijah stand,
His features glow with love and zeal,
In faith and pray'r he lifts his hand,
And makes to heav'n his great appeal.

3 O God if I thy servant am,
If 'tis thy message fills my heart,
Now glorify thy holy name,
And shew this people who thou art.

4 He spoke, and lo! a sudden flame,
Consum'd the wood, the dust, the stone,
The people struck, at once proclaim,
"The Lord is God, the Lord alone."

5 Like him we mourn an awful day,
When more for Baal than God appear,
Like him, believers, let us pray,
And may the God of Isr'el hear.

6 Lord if thy servant speaks the truth,
If he indeed is sent by thee,
Confirm the word to all our youth,
And let them thy salvation see.

7 Now may the spirit's holy fire,
Pierce ev'ry heart that hears thy word,
Consume each hurtful vain desire,
And make them know, thou art the Lord.



Source: Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #CVI

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: Does it not grief and wonder move
Title: The Lord Is God
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #XLVII

Hymns and Spiritual Songs on Different Subjects #d24

Hymns and Spirtual Songs on Different Subjects. Book 1 and 2. #d22

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