Thanks for mercies past, receive

Thanks for mercies past, receive

Author: John Newton
Published in 57 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

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul¬≠tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas √† Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… 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 #155

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #380

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #380

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #380

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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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #539

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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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #539

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #539

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Baptist Hymn Book #a504

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #64

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Church Choral-Book #394

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Church Psalmody #H471

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Church Psalmody #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 #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

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a754

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 #758

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Hymns #758

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Hymns #758

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Hymns #758

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Hymns #758

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #471

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d623

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #162

Sacred Poetry #d5

Sacred poetry #d424

Sacred Poetry #d24

Sacred Poetry #d422

Supplement to Watts #d387

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d510

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The Baptist Hymn Book #504

The Carol #d181

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The Christian Hymn Book #744

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The Gospel Psalmist #975

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #425

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #425

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The Psalmody #76

The Universalist Hymn Book #d409

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #469

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

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