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Salvation what a glorious plan

Author: John Newton
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 Salvation! what a glorious plan;
How suited to our needs!
The grace that raises fallen man,
Our highest praise exceeds.

2 'Twas wisdom formed the vast design,
To ransom us when lost;
And love's unfathomable mine
Provided all the cast.

3 Strict justice, with approving look,
The holy covenant sealed;
And truth and power undertook
The whole should be fulfilled.

4 Truth, wisdom, justice, power and love,
In all their glory shone;
When Jesus left the courts above,
And died to save his own.

5 Truth, wisdom, justice, power and love,
Are equally displayed;
Now Jesus reigns enthroned above
Our advocate and head.

6 Now sin appears deserving death,
Most hateful and abhorred;
And yet the sinner lives by faith,
And dares approach the Lord.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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 tumul¬≠tuous 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 √† 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: Salvation what a glorious plan
Title: Salvation
Author: John Newton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d262

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #234

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Conference Hymns #128

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S156

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #167

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d121

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #142

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d86

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d367

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Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends #CXII

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d163

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d171

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The Baptist Hymn Book #480

The Good Old Songs #d466

The Good Old Songs #d466

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #XXXII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #XXXII

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The Lexington Collection #103

The Pilgrim's Hymnal. #d169

The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d138

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Zion's Songster #102

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