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Let me, my Savior and my God

Let me, my Savior and my God

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

16 Let me, my Saviour and my God,
On sov'reign grace rely;
And own 'tis free, because bestow'd
On one so vile as I.

17 Election! 'tis a word divine;
For, Lord, I plainly see,
Had not thy choice prevented mine,
I ne'er had chosen thee.

18 For perseverance, strength I've none;
But would on this depend,
That, Jesus, having lov'd his own,
Will love them to the end.

19 Empty and bare, I come to thee
For righteousness divine;
O may thy glorious merits be,
By imputation, mine.

20 Free grace alone can wipe the tears
From my lamenting eyes;
And raise my soul, from guilty fears,
To joy that never dies.

21 Free grace can death itself out-brave,
And take the sting away;
Can sinners to the utmost save,
And give them victory.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H52.IV

Author: John Fawcett

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let me, my Savior and my God
Author: John Fawcett
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #153

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Pocket Hymns #156

The Good Old Songs #d312

The Good Old Songs #d312

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #222

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The Psalms and Hymns #52d

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The Psalms of David #H52.IV

The Southern Psalmist #d437

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d459

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