Humble Confidence

Lord I cannot let thee go

Author: John Newton
Published in 159 hymnals

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1.
Lord, I cannot let thee go,
Till a blessing thou bestow:
Do not turn away thy face,
Mine's an urgent, pressing case.



Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #8b

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 cannot let thee go
Title: Humble Confidence
Author: John Newton
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Baptist Hymnal #404

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The Cyber Hymnal #3732

The Sacred Harp #74b

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