On One Stone Shall Be Seven Eyes

Jesus Christ, the Lord's anointed

Author: John Newton
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus Christ, the Lord's anointed,
Who his blood for sinner's spilt;
Is the stone by God appointed,
And the church is on him built:
He delivers
All who trust him, from their guilt.

2 Many eyes at once are fixed
On a person so divine;
Love with awful justice mixed,
In his great redemption shine:
Mighty Jesus!
Give me leave to call thee mine.

3 By the Father's eye approved,
Lo, a voice is heard from heaven,
"Sinners, this is my beloved,
For your ransom freely given:
All offences,
For his sake, shall be forgiven."

4 Angels with their eyes pursued him,
When he left his glorious throne;
With astonishment they viewed him,
Put the form of servant on:
Angels worshiped
Him who was on earth unknown.

5 Satan and his host amazed,
Saw this stone in Zion laid;
Jesus though to death abased,
Bruised the subtle serpent's head,
When to save us,
On the cross his blood he shed.

6 When a guilty sinner sees him,
While he looks his soul is healed;
Soon his sight from anguish frees him,
And imparts a pardon sealed:
May this Savior
Be to all our hearts revealed.

7 With desire and admiration,
All his blood bought flock behold
Him who wrought out their salvation,
And enclosed them in his fold:
Yet their warmest
Love and praises are too cold.

8 By the eye of carnal reason,
Many view him with disdain;
How will they abide the season
When he'll come with all his train?
To escape him
Then they'll wish, but wish in vain.

9 How their hearts will melt and tremble,
When they hear his awful voice!
But his saints he'll then assemble,
As his portion and his choice;
And receive them
To his everlasting joys.

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

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 tumul¬≠tuous 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 √† 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: Jesus Christ, the Lord's anointed
Title: On One Stone Shall Be Seven Eyes
Author: John Newton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d109

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d93

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The Christian's Duty #CXXXIII

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