If Paul in Caesar's court must stand

If Paul in Caesar's court must stand

Author: John Newton
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 If Paul in Cæsar's court must stand,
He need not fear the sea;
Secured from harm, on every hand,
By the divine decree.

2 Although the ship wherein he sailed,
By dreadful storms was tossed;
The promise over all prevailed,
And not a life was lost.

3 Jesus! the God whom Paul adored,
Who saves in time of need;
Was then confessed by all on board,
A present help indeed!

4 Though neither sun nor stars were seen
Paul knew the Lord was near;
And faith preserved his soul serene,
When others shook with fear.

5 Believers thus are tossed about
On life's tempestuous main;
But grace assures beyond a doubt
They shall their port attain.

6 They must, they shall appear one day,
Before their Savior's throne;
The storms they meet with by the way,
But make his power known.

7 Their passage lies across the brink
Of many a threatening wave;
The world expects to see them sink,
But Jesus lives to save.

8 Lord, though we are but feeble worms,
Yet since thy word is past;
We'll venture through a thousand storms,
To see thy face at last.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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: If Paul in Caesar's court must stand
Author: John Newton
Language: English

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If Paul in Caesar's court must stand. J. Newton. [St. Paul's Voyage.] Given in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. i., No. 125, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines. It is not usually found in common use in its full form. A part of the hymn beginning with stanza v., "Believers now are tossed about," was given in the Edinburgh Hymns for the Tabernacles, 1800, and in Dr. Alexander's Augustine Hymn Book, 1849 and 1865.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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