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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

Full 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

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 >

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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