Now may the Lord reveal his face

Now may the Lord reveal his face

Author: John Newton
Published in 20 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

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

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #168

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d406

The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d228

The Good Old Songs #d394

Village Hymns #d363

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #153

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