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It Is Good To Be Here

Let me dwell on Golgotha

Author: John Newton
Tune: CALVARY (Monk)
Published in 39 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1 Let me dwell on Golgotha,
Weep and love my life away!
While I see him on the tree,
Weep, and bleed, and die for me!

2 That dear blood for sinners spilt,
Shews my sin in all its guilt;
Ah, my soul, he bore the load,
Thou hast slain the Lamb of God.

3 Hark! his dying word,"Forgive,
Father, let the sinner live:
Sinner wipe thy tears away,
I thy ransom freely pay."

4 While I hear this grace revealed;
And obtain a pardon sealed,
All my soft affections move,
Wakened by the force of love.

5 Farewell, world, thy gold is dross;
Now I see the bleeding cross;
Jesus died to set me free
From the law, and sin and thee!

6 He has dearly bought my soul,
Lord, accept and claim the whole!
To thy will I all resign,
Now, no more my own, but thine.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

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: Let me dwell on Golgotha
Title: It Is Good To Be Here
Author: John Newton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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