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Praise for Redeeming Love

Let us love and sing and wonder

Author: John Newton (1774)
Tune: ALL SAINTS (Darmstadt)
Published in 53 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Let us love and sing and wonder,
let us praise the Savior's name!
He has hushed the law's loud thunder,
he has quenched Mount Sinai's flame;
he has washed us with his blood,
he has brought us nigh to God.

2 Let us love the Lord who bought us,
pitied us when enemies,
called us by his grace, and taught us,
gave us ears and gave us eyes:
he has washed us with his blood,
he presents our souls to God.

3 Let us sing, though fierce temptation
threaten hard to bear us down!
For the Lord, our strong salvation,
holds in view the conqu'ror's crown;
he who washed us with his blood,
soon will bring us home to God.

4 Let us wonder; grace and justice
join, and point to mercy's store;
when through grace in Christ our trust is,
justice smiles, and asks no more:
he who washed us with his blood,
has secured our way to God.

5 Let us praise, and join the chorus
of the saints enthroned on high;
here they trusted him before us,
now their praises fill the sky:
"You have washed us with your blood;
You are worthy, Lamb of God!"

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #172

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Let us love and sing and wonder
Title: Praise for Redeeming Love
Author: John Newton (1774)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Let us love, and sing, and wonder. J. Newton. [Praise for Redeeming Love.] Appeared in his Twenty Six Letters on Religious Subjects, by Omicron, 1774, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, and headed, "Praise for Redeeming Love." It was also given in the Gospel Magazine, May, 1774, and in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. iii., No. 82. It is in common use in Great Britain and America, and sometimes in an abbreviated form. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #172

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