Savior, shine and cheer my soul

Savior, shine and cheer my soul

Author: John Newton
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Savior, shine and cheer my soul,
Bid my dying hopes revive;
make my wounded spirit whole,
Far away the tempter drive:
Speak the word, and set me free,
Let me live alone to thee.

2 Once I thought my mountain strong,
Firmly fixed no more to move;
Then thy grace was all my song,
Then my soul was filled with love;
Those were happy golden days,
Sweetly spent in prayer and praise.

3 Little, then myself I knew,
Little thought of Satan's power;
Now I feel my sins anew,
Now I feel the stormy hour!
Sin has put my joys to flight,
Sin has changed my day to night.

4 Satan asks, and mocks my woe,
"Boaster, where is now your God?
Silence, Lord, this cruel foe,
Let him know I'm bought with blood:
Tell him, since I know thy name,
Though I change, thou art the same.

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 >

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First Line: Savior, shine and cheer my soul
Author: John Newton
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Language: English

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