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Rejoice, Believer, in the Lord

Representative Text

1 Rejoice, believer, in the Lord,
who makes your cause his own;
the hope that's built upon his word
shall ne'er be overthrown.

2 Though many foes beset your road,
and feeble is your arm,
your life is hid with Christ in God
beyond the reach of harm.

3 Weak as you are, you shall not faint
or fainting shall not die!
For Jesus, strength of ev'ry saint,
will aid you from on high.

4 Though unperceived by mortal sense,
faith sees him always near!
a guide, a glory, sure defense;
then what have you to fear?

5 As surely as he overcame
and triumphed once for you,
so surely you that love his name
shall in him triumph too.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #486

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: Rejoice, believer, in the Lord
Title: Rejoice, Believer, in the Lord
Author: John Newton (1779)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8868
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Hymns to the Living God #312

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Rejoice in the Lord #469

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #486

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