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The God who once to Israel spoke

The God who once to Israel spoke

Author: John Newton
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The God who once to Israel spoke
From Sinai's top, in fire and smoke,
In gentler strains of gospel grace,
Invites us now to seek his face.

2 Hark! how from Calvary it sounds;
From the Redeemer's bleeding wounds;
"Pardon and grace I freely gave,
Poor sinner, look to me and live."

3 What other arguments can move
The heart that slights a Savior's love!
Yet till Almighty power constrain,
This matchless love is preached in vain.

4 O Savior,let that power be felt,
And cause each stony heart to melt!
Deeply impress upon our youth
The light and force of gospel truth.

5 How will they else thy presence bear,
When as a Judge thou shalt appear;
When slighted love to wrath shall turn
And the whole earth like Sinai burn!

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The God who once to Israel spoke
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #178

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #156

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #156

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #156

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #282

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d211

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B56

Sacred poetry #d431

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Sacred Poetry #aH.CCXXXIII

Sacred Poetry #d429

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Sacred Poetry #H.CCXXXIII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CCLXXV

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CCLXXV

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The Lord's Songs #CLV

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #256

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #256

Universalist Hymn Book #d495

Village Hymns #d527

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #543

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #543

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #543

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