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This new built Bethel now is done

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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: 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 >

Author (stanza 4): 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: This new built Bethel now is done
Author: John Winebrenner
Author (stanza 4): John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain


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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