Praise to the Redeemer

Prepare a thankful song

Author: John Newton
Tune: [The Church of God is one]
Published in 40 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Prepare a thankful song,
To the Redeemer's name!
Let his high praise employ each tongue
And every heart enflame!

2 He laid his glory by,
And bitter pains endured:
That sinners of the blackest dye
From wrath might be secured.

3 Stretched on the cross he died,
Our debt of sin to pay,
The blood and water from his side
Wash guilt and filth away.

4 Pleading for us he stands
Before the father's throne;
And answers all the Law's demands,
With what himself hath done.

5 The Holy Ghost he sends,
Our stubborn souls to move;
To make his enemies his friends,
And conquer them by love.

6 Assured that Christ our King,
Will put our foes to flight;
We, on the filed of battle sing,
And triumph, while we fight.

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: Prepare a thankful song
Title: Praise to the Redeemer
Author: John Newton
Language: English



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