Lord, I am come! thy promise is my plea

Representative Text

1 Lord, I am come! thy promise is my plea,
Without thy word I durst not venture nigh!
But thou hast called the burdened soul to thee,
A weary, burdened soul, O Lord, am I!

2 Bowed down beneath a heavy load of sin,
By Satan's fierce temptations sorely prest,
Beset without, and full of fears within,
Trembling and faint I come to thee for rest.

3 Be thou my refuge, Lord, my hiding-place;
I know no force can tear me from thy side;
Unmoved, I then may all accusers face,
And answer every charge, with "Jesus died."

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #263

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, I am come! thy promise is my plea
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

LANGRAN

LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…

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Laudes Domini #299

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Laudes Domini #614

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Laudes Domini #263

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #462

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad627

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b567

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #567

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #567

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Songs for the Sanctuary #567

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Songs for the Sanctuary #567

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Songs for the Sanctuary #567

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The College Hymnal #280

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The New Laudes Domini #685

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