Thus saith the holy One, and true

Thus saith the holy One, and true

Author: John Newton
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Thus saith the holy One, and true,
To his beloved faithful few;
"Of heaven and hell I hold the keys,
To shut, or open, as I please.

2 "I know thy works, and I approve,
Though small thy strength, sincere thy love;
Go on, my word and name to own,
For none shall rob thee of thy crown.

3 "Before thee see my mercy's door
Stands open wide to shut no more;
Fear not temptation's fiery day,
For I will be thy strength and stay.

4 "Thou hast my promise, hold it fast,
The trying hour will soon be past;
Rejoice, for lo! I quickly come,
To take thee to my heavenly home.

5 "A pillar there no more to move,
Inscribed with all my names of love;
A monument of mighty grace,
Thou shalt forever have a place."

6 Such is the conqueror's reward,
Prepared and promised by the Lord!
Let him that hath the ear of faith,
Attend to what the Spirit saith.

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

Author: 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 >

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First Line: Thus saith the holy One, and true
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d242

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