In sin by blinded passions led

In sin by blinded passions led

Author: John Newton
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 In sin by blinded passions led,
In search of fancy's good we range;
The paths of disappointment tread,
To nothing fixed, but love of change.

2 But when the Holy Ghost imparts
A knowledge of the Savior's love;
Our wandering, weary, restless hearts,
Are then renewed no more to rove.

3 Now a new principle takes place,
Which guides and animates the will,
This love, another name for grace,
Constrains to good, and bars from ill.

4 By love's pure light we soon perceive
Our noblest bliss and proper end;
And gladly every idol leave,
To love and serve our Lord and friend.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: In sin by blinded passions led
Author: John Newton
Language: English



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