Invitation

Sinner, hear the Savior's call

Author: John Newton
Published in 55 hymnals

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1 Sinner, hear the Savior's call,
He now is passing by;
He has seen thy grievous thrall,
And heard thy mournful cry;
He has pardons to impart,
Grace to save thee from thy fears,
See the love that fills his heart,
And wipes away thy tears.

2 Why art thou afraid to come
And tell him all thy case?
He will not pronounce thy doom,
Nor frown thee from his face:
Wilt thou fear Emmanuel?
Wilt thou dread the Lamb of God,
Who, to save thy soul from hell,
Has shed his precious blood?

3 Think, how on the cross he hung
Pierced with a thousand wounds,
hark, from each as with a tongue,
The voice of pardon sounds!
See from all his bursting veins,
Blood of wondrous virtue flow?
Shed to wash away the stains,
And ransom thee from woe.

4 Though his majesty be great
His mercy is no less;
Though he thy transgressions hate,
He feels for thy distress;
By himself the Lord has sworn,
He delights not in thy death,
But invites thee to return,
That thou mayest live by faith.

5 Raise thy downcast eyes and see
What throngs his throne surround!
These, though sinners once like thee,
Have full salvation found;
Yield not then to unbelief!
While he says, "There yet is room;"
Though of sinners thou art chief,
Since Jesus calls thee, come.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

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: Sinner, hear the Savior's call
Title: Invitation
Author: John Newton
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d643

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d287

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d292

A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #d99

A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use. 2nd ed. #d89

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d264

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d173

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d112

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d340

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S164

General Baptist Hymn Book #d413

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d163

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d132

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #84

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d158

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d96

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d379

Hymns for the use of Sabbath schools in Connection with the Canada Presbyterian Church #d46

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1467

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Revival Hymns #36

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d251

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Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #56

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Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #56

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #B175

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #382

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #11

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d210

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d204

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #269

The Prayer Meeting Hymn Book: a Selection of Standard Evangelical Hymns for Prayer and Conference Meetings #d233

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #S26

The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d148

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