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

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: 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

Tune

OLMUTZ


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

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #50a

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #50b

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Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #50

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d532

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Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #166

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d375

Sacred Lyrics #d61

Templi Carmina #d115

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #794

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The Book of Worship #354

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #50

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #498

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #50

The Psaltery #d124

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #454

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