Hear What He Has Done For My Soul!

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1 Sav'd by blood I live to tell,
What the love of Christ has done;
He redeem'd my soul from hell,
Of a rebel made a son:
Oh! I tremble still to think
How secure I liv'd in sin;
sporting on destruction's brink,
Yet preserv'd from falling in.

2 In his own appointed hour,
To my heart the Saviour spoke;
Touch'd me by his spirit's pow'r,
And my dang'rous slumber broke;
Then I saw and own'd my guilt:
Soon my gracious Lord reply'd--
"Fear not, I my blood have spilt,
'Twas for such as thee I died."

3 Shame and wonder, you and love,
All at once possess'd my heart;
Can I hope thy grace to prove,
After acting such a part?
"Thou hast greatly sinn'd, he said,
But I freely all forgive;
I myself thy debt have paid,
Now I bid thee rise and live."

4 Come, my fellow sinners, try,
Jesu's heart is full of love;
Oh, that you, as well as I,
May his wond'rous mercy prove!
He has sent me to declare,
All is ready, all is free:
Why should any soul despair,
When he sav'd a wretch like me.

Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #135

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 >

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First Line: Saved by blood I live to tell
Title: Hear What He Has Done For My Soul!
Author: John Newton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



George J. Elvey (PHH 48) composed ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR as a setting for James Montgomery's text "Hark! The Song of Jubilee," with which it was published in Edward H. Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1858). The tune has been associated with Alford's text since publication of the hymn in th…

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