Rejoice, Believer, in the Lord

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1 Rejoice, believer, in the Lord,
who makes your cause His own;
the hope that's built upon His Word
can 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!
Jesus, the strength of ev'ry saint,
will aid you from on high.

4 Thou sometimes unperceived by sense,
faith sees Him always near!
a Guide, a Glory, a 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: Hymns to the Living God #312

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: 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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ST. ANNE

Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (PHH 149), possibly when he was organist from 1700-1711 at St. Anne's Church in Soho, London, England. (According to tradition, St. Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary.) The tune was first published in A Suppleme…

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