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We Are Ambassadors for Christ

Thy message, by the preacher, seal

Author: John Newton
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thy message, by the preacher, seal,
And let thy power be known;
That every sinner here may feel
The word is not his own.

2 Amongst the foremost of the throng
Who dared thee to thy face,
He in rebellion stood too long,
And fought against thy grace.

3 But grace prevailed, he mercy found,
And now by thee is sent,
To tell his fellow-rebels round,
And call them to repent.

4 In Jesus, God is reconciled,
The worst may be forgiven;
Come, and he'll own you as a child,
And make you heirs of heaven.

5 Oh may the word of gospel truth
Your chief desires engage;
And Jesus be your guide in youth,
Your joy in hoary age.

6 Perhaps the year that's now begun,
May prove to some their last;
The sands of life may soon be run,
The day of grace be past.

7 Think if you slight this embassy,
And will not warning take;
When Jesus in the clouds you see,
What answer will you make?

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

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: Thy message, by the preacher, seal
Title: We Are Ambassadors for Christ
Author: John Newton
Language: English

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A Collection of original and select hymns and spiritual songs #CXI

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d194

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d156

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #59

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d187

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d113

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