In mercy, not in wrath

In mercy, not in wrath, Rebuke me, gracious God!

Author: John Newton
Published in 42 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In mercy, not in wrath,
Rebuke me, gracious God!
Lest, if Thy whole displeasure rise,
I sink beneath Thy rod.

2 Touch'd by Thy quickening power,
My load of guilt I feel;
The wounds Thy Spirit hath unclosed,
Oh, let that Spirit heal.

3 In trouble and in gloom,
Must I for ever mourn?
And wilt Thou not at length, O God,
In pitying love return?

4 O come, ere life expire,
Send down Thy power to save;
For who shall sing Thy Name in death,
Or praise Thee in the grave?

5 Why should I doubt Thy grace,
Or yield to dread despair?
Thou wilt fulfil Thy promised word,
And grant me all my prayer.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

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: In mercy, not in wrath, Rebuke me, gracious God!
Title: In mercy, not in wrath
Author: John Newton
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

OLMUTZ


AYLESBURY (Chetham)

Also called: WIRKSWORTH WIRKSWORTH was first published in John Chetham's collection A Book of Psalmody (1718) and gained its present shape in James Green's Book of Psalm Tunes (1724). Set in minor tonality, WIRKSWORTH has a folk-like charm. The tune's name derives from the town Wirksworth in Derbysh…

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LEIPSIC (Mendelssohn 15346)


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A Collection of Sacred Song #69(P6)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #61(P6)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #69(P6)

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Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d495

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #P6b

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The Baptist Hymn Book #896

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #P6b

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