1 Legion was my name, by nature
Satan rag'd within my breast;
Never misery was grater,
Never sinner more possess'd:
Mischievous to all around me,
To myself the greatest foe;
Thus I was when Jesus found me,
Fill'd with madness, sin, and woe.
2 Yet in this forlorn condition
When he came to set me free;
I reply'd to my physician,
"What have I to do with thee?"
But he would not be prevented,
Rescu'd me against my will;
Had he staid 'till I consented,
I had been a captive still.
3 "Satan, tho' thou fain would'st have it,
Know this soul is none of thine;
I have shed my blood to save it,
Now I challenge it for mine;
Tho' it long has thee resembled,
Henceforth it shall me obey;"
Thus he spoke, while Satan trembled,
Gnash'd his teeth, and fled away.
4 Thus my frantic soul he healed,
Bid my sins and sorrows cease;
"Take (said he) my pardon sealed,
I have sav'd thee, go in peace:
Rather take me, Lord to heaven,
Now thy love and grace I know;
Since thou hast my sins forgiven,
Why should I remain below.
5 "Love (he said) will sweeten labours,
Thou hast something yet to do:
Go and tell your friends and neighbours,
What my love has done for you:
Live to manifest my glory;
Wait for heav'n a little space:
Sinners, when they hear thy story,
Will repent and seek my face."
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d128||Legion was my name, by nature||Legion was my name, by nature||John Newton||1826|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d75||Legion was my name, by nature||Legion was my name, by nature||John Newton||1803|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #36||The Legion Dispossessed||Legion was my name, by nature||1803|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d54||Legion was my name, by nature||Legion was my name, by nature||John Newton||1801|
|The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d311||Legion was my name, by nature||Legion was my name, by nature||John Newton||1825|
|The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #V||Legion was my name, by nature||Legion was my name, by nature||John Newton||1823|
|The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d99||Legion was my name, by nature||Legion was my name, by nature||John Newton||1825|
|Zion's Songster: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp-meetings, and also in revivals of religion. (10th ed., imp. and enl.) #69||Legion was my name, by nature||Legion was my name, by nature||John Newton||1840|
|Zion's Songster; or a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Usually Sung at Camp Meetings, and Also in Revivals of Religion #d128||Legion was my name, by nature||Legion was my name, by nature||John Newton||1827|