From pole to pole let others roam

From pole to pole let others roam

Author: John Newton
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 From pole too pole let others roam,
And search in vain for bliss;
My soul is satisfied at home;
The Lord my portion is.

2 Jesus, who on his glorious throne
Rules heaven and earth and sea,
Is pleased to claim me for his own,
And gives himself to me.

3 His person fixes all my love,
His blood removes my fear;
And while he pleads for me above,
His arm preserves me here.

4 His word of promise is my food,
His spirit is my guide;
Thus daily is my strength renewed,
And all my wants supplied.

5 For him I count as gain each loss,
Disgrace for him renown;
Well may I glory in my cross,
While he prepared my crown.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #228

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 >

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First Line: From pole to pole let others roam
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain


From pole to pole let others roam. J. Newton. [Security in Christ.] Published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book i., No. 69, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Lord is my Portion." It is found in a few collections in Great Britain and America. In the American Songs for the Sanctuary, N. Y., 1865, stanzas ii.-v. are given as, “Jesus, Who on His glorious throne.”

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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