Now may the Lord reveal his face

Now may the Lord reveal his face

Author: John Newton
Published in 21 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Now may the Lord reveal his face,
And teach our stammering tongues
To make his sovereign, reigning grace,
The subject of our songs!

2 Grace reigns to pardon crimson sins,
To melt the hardest hearts;
And from the work it once begins
It never more departs.

3 Grace tills the soil, and sows the seeds,
Provides the sun and rain;
Till from the tender blade proceeds,
The ripened harvest grain.

4 'Twas grace that called our souls at first
By grace thus far we're come,
And grace will help us through the worst,
And lead us safely home.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Now may the Lord reveal his face
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)
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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #168

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #225

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d406

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The Baptist Hymn Book #481

The Christian Harmony #d228

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #I

The Good Old Songs #d394

The Good Old Songs #d394

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #LIII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #LIII

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The Lord's Songs #LIV

Village Hymns #d363

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #153

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #153

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #153

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