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Thou great Physician of the soul

Thou great Physician of the soul

Author: John Newton
Published in 20 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thou great Physician of the soul,
To thee I bring my case;
My raging malady control,
And heal me by thy grace.

2 Help me to state my whole complaint,
But where shall I begin?
Nor words, nor thoughts, can fully paint
That worst distemper, sin.

3 It lies not in a single part,
But through my frame is spread;
A burning fever in my heart,
A palsy in my head.

4 It makes me deaf, and dumb, and blind,
And impotent and lame;
It overclouds, and fills my mind,
With folly, fear, and shame.

5 A thousand evil thoughts intrude,
Tumultuous in my breast;
Which indispose me for my food,
And rob me of my rest.

6 Lord, I am sick, regard my cry,
And set my spirit free;
Say, canst thou let a sinner die,
Who longs to live to thee.

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: Thou great Physician of the soul
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #456

A Selection of Hymns #d285

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A Selection of Hymns #189

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d923

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d519

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Hymns for Christian Melody #275

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d497

Select Hymns #d445

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Select Hymns #132

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

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CXLI

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The Psalmody #440

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D118

Village Hymns #d564

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #352

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #352

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #352

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