That was a wonder-working word

That was a wonder-working word

Author: John Newton
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 That was a wonder-working word,
Which could the vast creation raise!
Angels attendant on their Lord;
Admired the plan, and sung his praise.

2 From what a dark and shapeless mass,
All nature sprang at his command1
"Let there be light, and light there was,"
And sun, and stars, and sea, and land.

3 Thus the new forming of the soul,
Does all the power of God display,
As when he formed the mighty whole,
And kindled darkness into day.

4 Though self-destroyed, O Lord, we are,
Yet let us feel what thou canst do;
Thy word the ruin can repair,
And all our hearts create anew.

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: That was a wonder-working word
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d220
A Collection of Hymns, Original and Select, for the Use of Small Assemblies and Private Christians #d84
Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d223
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #247Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #221Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXXITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXXITextPage Scan



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