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Elisha, Struck With Grief And Awe

Elisha, struck with grief and awe

Author: John Newton
Tune: BAPTISM (Lutkin)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Elisha, struck with grief and awe,
Cried, "Ah! where now is Israel’s stay?"
When he his honored master saw
Borne by a fiery car away.

2 But while he looked a last adieu,
His mantle, as it fell, he caught;
The Spirit rested on him too,
And equal miracles he wrought.

3 "Where is Elijah’s God?" he cried,
And with the mantle smote the flood;
His word controlled the swelling tide,
Th’obedient waters upright stood.

4 The wonder-working Gospel, thus
From hand to hand, has been conveyed
We have the mantle still with us,
But where, O where, the Spirit’s aid?

5 When Peter first this mantle waved,
How soon it melted hearts of steel!
Sinners, by thousands, then were saved,
But now how few its virtues feel?

6 Where is Elijah’s God, the Lord,
Thine Israel’s hope, and joy, and boast!
Reveal Thine arm, confirm Thy Word,
Give us another Pentecost!

7 Assist Thy messenger to speak,
And while he aims to lisp Thy truth,
The bonds of sin and Satan break,
And pour Thy blessing on our youth.

8 For them we now approach Thy throne,
Teach them to know and love Thy name,
Then shall Thy thankful people own
Elijah’s God is still the same.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9929

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Elisha, struck with grief and awe
Title: Elisha, Struck With Grief And Awe
Author: John Newton
Source: Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9929
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