Thanks for mercies past, receive

Thanks for mercies past, receive

Author: John Newton
Published in 55 hymnals

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1 Thanks for mercies past receive;
Pardon of our sins renew;
Teach us henceforth how to live,
With eternity in view.

2 Bless thy word to old and young;
Grant us, Lord! thy peace and love;
And when life's short course is run,
Take us to thy house above.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #758

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: Thanks for mercies past, receive
Author: John Newton

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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #155

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #720

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #98

A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d261

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H145a

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H471

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #471

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d262

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d662

Congregational Singing Book: a Collection of Sacred Music #d59

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #134

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #754

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d397

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d153

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Hymns for Christian Melody #582

Hymns for Public Worship Part II, for the Use of the Church in Brattle Street #d19

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Hymns of the Church Universal #540

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #758

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #758

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #758

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #758

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d623

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #162

Sacred Poetry #d5

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d510

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #504

The Carol #d181

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The Gospel Psalmist #975

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #76

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d401

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