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Let us sing, for we have reason

Let us sing, for we have reason

Author: John Newton
Tune: DAY (Menthal)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Let us sing, for we have reason;
Let us join with those above;
Praise is never out of season;
Let us praise the God of love;
We have cause, indeed, to sing,
Jesus is our glorious King.

2 When we reach the full enjoyment
Of the state where sorrows end;
Praise will be our sweet employment,
We shall praise the sinner’s friend;
Him who washed us with His blood,
Saved, and brought us nigh to God.

3 But how diff’rent then our praises
From the thanks we render now!
Well our coldness may amaze us,
When we think how much we owe;
But no coldness will remain
When that glorious state we gain.

4 Yet our Lord accepts our praises,
Offered while we sojourn here;
He on whom th’archangel gazes
With delight and holy fear,
Hears His people when they sing,
And accepts the praise they bring.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #98

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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Author: John Newton

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