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

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 tumul­tuous 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 à 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 >

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First Line: Let us adore the grace that seeks
Author: John Newton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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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