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Let us adore the grace that seeks

Let us adore the grace that seeks

Author: John Newton
Published in 49 hymnals

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1 Let us adore the grace that seeks
To draw our hearts above!
Attend, 'tis God the Savior speaks,
And every word is love.

2 So holy, just and pure his throne,
Each angle veils his face,
A people still he calls his own,
Amongst our sinful race.

3 Careless, awhile, thy live in sin,
Enslaved to Satan's power;
But they obey the call divine,
In his appointed hour.

4 "Come forth, he says, no more pursue,
The path that leads to death;
Look up, bleeding Savior view,
Look, and be saved by faith.

5 "My sons and daughters you shall be,
Through the atoning blood;
And you shall claim, and find in me,
A Father and a God."

6 Lord, speak these words to every heart,
By thine all-powerful voice;
That we may now fro sin depart,
And make thy love our choice.

7 If now we learn to seek thy face,
By Christ the living way;
We'll praise thee for this hour of grace,
Through an eternal day.

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: Let us adore the grace that seeks
Author: John Newton
Language: English



RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (PHH 270) and published in his collection Carmina Christo (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and published it in his Collection of Psalm Tunes (1808). It was reprinted in 1853 in Webbe's…

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The Cyber Hymnal #10964
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