Repentance, the Gift of God

The Lamb is exalted repentence to give

Author: J. Stevens
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 The Lamb is exalted repentance to give,
That sin may be hated, while sinners believe;
Contrition is granted, and God justified,
The sinner is humbled, and self is denied.

2 Repentance flows freely through Calvary’s blood,
Produced by the Spirit and goodness of God.
The living possess it, through faith, hope, and love,
And own it a blessing sent down from above.

3 All born of the Spirit are brought to repent;
Free grace can make adamant hearts to relent.
Repentance is granted, God’s justice to prove;
Remission is given, and both from his love.

4 The vilest of sinners forgiveness have found,
For Jesus was humbled that grace might abound;
Whoever repents of his sin against God,
Shall surely be pardoned through Calvary’s blood.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #239

Author: J. Stevens

Stevens, John, was born at Aldwinkle, in Northamptonshire, June 8th, 1776. About the age of sixteen he went to London, where he joined the Baptist church in Grafton Street, whose pastor was at that time R. Burnham. He began to preach, and in 1797 became minister at Oundle, soon afterwards at St. Neots, and then at Boston. In 1811, after the death of Burnham, he was invited to succeed him at Grafton Street. Stevens had popular gifts as a preacher: the place became too small, and ultimately a new chapel was built in Meard's Court, Soho, where he continued to minister until he died Oct. 6, 1847. Stevens was a High Calvinist in theology, and an ardent polemic. He wrote several controversial works, the most famous of which was entitled, A Sc… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lamb is exalted repentence to give
Title: Repentance, the Gift of God
Author: J. Stevens
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #239

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #311

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The Baptist Hymn Book #557

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