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This new built Bethel now is done

Representative Text

1 This new built Bethel now is done,
And here we've met today,
To dedicate this house to God,
To preach, to sing, to pray.

2 Here may the pray'r of faith prevail,
Here may the Gospel run;
And every true believer feel,
The bliss of heav'n begun.

3 May sinners here their sins renounce
And yield their all to God;
From sin and hell redemption find,
By faith in Jesus' blood.

4 Within these walls let holy peace,
And love and concord dwell;
Here give the troubled conscience ease,
The wounded spirit heal.

5 And when before thee we appear,
In our eternal home;
May growing numbers worship here,
And praise Thee in our room

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #616

Author (stanza 4): 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 >

Author: John Winebrenner

Winebrenner, John, 1797-1860; usage: John Winebrenner; Johann Weinbrenner; note: clergyman, evangelist, editor and publisher of religious works; founder of the General Eldership of the Churches of God in North America. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This new built Bethel now is done
Author (stanza 4): John Newton
Author: John Winebrenner


The Newton stanza is taken from Dear Shepherd of Thy People Hear (Here).



WINCHESTER OLD is a famous common-meter psalm tune, presumably arranged by George Kirbye (b. Suffolk, England, c. 1560; d. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, 1634) from a melody in Christopher Tye's Acts of the Apostles and published in T. Este's The Whole Book of Psalmes (1592) set to Psalm 84. Ki…

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d483


The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #616

The Church Hymn Book #d996

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