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From pole to pole let others roam

From pole to pole let others roam

Author: John Newton
Published in 11 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

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: From pole to pole let others roam
Author: John Newton


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)



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #349

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Choice Hymns #28

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #224

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #347

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New Union Hymns #147

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d64

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The Lord's Songs #XXXII

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The Voice of Praise #228

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