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One awful word which Jesus spoke

One awful word which Jesus spoke

Author: John Newton
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 One awful word, which Jesus spoke,
Against the tree which bore no fruit,
More piercing than the light'ning's stroke,
Blasted and dried it to the root.

2 But could a tree the Lord offend,
To make him shew his anger thus?
He surely had a farther end,
To be a warning-word to us.

3 The fig-tree by its leaves was known,
But having not a fig to show;
It brought a heavy sentence down,
"Let none hereafter on thee grow."

4 Too many, who the gospel hear,
Whom Satan blinds and sin deceives,
We to this fig-tree may compare,
They yield no fruit, but only leaves.

5 Knowledge and zeal, and gifts and talk,
Unless combin'd with faith and love,
And witness'd by a gospel walk,
Will not a true profession prove.

6 Without the fruit the Lord expects,
Knowledge will make our state the worse;
The barren tree he still rejects,
And soon will blast them with his curse.

7 O Lord, unite our hearts in pray'r,
On each of us thy spirit send,
That we the fruits of grace may bear,
And find acceptance in the end.



Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #39

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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First Line: One awful word which Jesus spoke
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #246Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d302
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d141
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d113
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #39TextPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d137
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d80
Hymns for Christian Melody #213Page Scan
Hymns of the Advent #231Page Scan
Hymns of the Morning: Designed for the use of God's People #231Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d142
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d188
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d177
Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d87
Select Hymns #d349
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #100Page Scan
Songs of Zion, Being a New Selection of Hymns, Designed for Revival and Social Meetings #55Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #193Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CXCIIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CXCIIITextPage Scan
The Lord's Songs: a collection of composures in metre, such as have been most used in the late glorious revivals; Dr. Watts' psalms and hymns excepted #LXXXVPage Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d220
Village Hymns #d423
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #31Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #31Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #31Page Scan
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