Ten thousand talents once I owed

Ten thousand talents once I owed

Author: John Newton
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 Ten thousand talents once I owed,
And nothing had to pay;
But Jesus freed me from the load,
And washed my debt away.

2 Yet since the Lord forgave my sin,
And blotted out my score;
Much more indebted I have been
Than ere I was before.

3 My guilt is canceled quite I know,
And satisfaction made;
But the vast debt of love I owe,
Can never be repaid.

4 The love I owe for sin forgiven,
For power to believe,
For present peace, and promised heaven,
No angel can conceive.

5 That love of thine! thou sinner's Friend
Witness thy bleeding heart!
My little all can ne'er extend
To pay a thousandth part.

6 Nay more, the poor returns I make
I first from thee obtain;
And 'tis of grace, that thou wilt take
Such poor returns again.

7 'Tis well--it shall my glory be
(Let who will boast their store)
In time, and to eternity,
To owe thee more and more.

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: Ten thousand talents once I owed
Author: John Newton
Language: English

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The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d185

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d380

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #355

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