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Oppressed with unbelief and sin

Oppressed with unbelief and sin

Author: John Newton
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Oppressed with unbelief and sin,
Fightings without, and fears within;
While earth and hell, with force combined,
Disturbed and terrified my mind:

2 Thus sorely pressed, I sought the Lord,
To give me some sweet cheering word;
Again I sought, and yet again,
I waited long, but not in vain.

3 Oh! 'twas a cheering word indeed1
Exactly suited to my need;
"Sufficient for thee is my grace,
Thy weakness my great power displays."

4 Now I despond and mourn no more,
I welcome all I feared before;
Though weak, I'm strong; tho' troubled blest;
For Christ's own power shall on me rest.

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: Oppressed with unbelief and sin
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #487Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #1054Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #215Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXVTextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXVTextPage Scan
The Latest Collection of Original and Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #150Page Scan
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