1 When Peter boasted, soon he fell,
Yet was by grace restored;
His case should be regarded well
By all who fear the Lord.
2 A voice it has, and helping hand,
Backsliders to recall;
And cautions those who think they stand,
Lest suddenly they fall.
3 He said whatever others do,
With Jesus I'll abide;
Yet soon amidst a murderous crew
His suffering Lord denied.
4 He who had been so bold before,
Now trembled like a leaf;
Not only lied but cursed and swore,
To gain the more belief.
5 While he blasphemed he heard the cock,
And Jesus looked in love;
At once, as if by lightning struck,
His tongue forbore to move,
6 Delivered thus from Satan's snare,
He starts, as from a sleep;
His Savior's look he could not bear,
But hasted forth to weep.
7 But sure the frightful cock had crowed
An hundred times in vain,
Had not the Lord that look bestowed,
The meaning to explain.
8 As I like Peter vows had made,
Yet acted Peter's part;
So conscience, like the cock upbraids
My base ungrateful heart.
9 Lord Jesus, hear a sinner's cry,
My broken peace renew;
And grant one pitying look, that I
May weep with Peter too.
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803
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|The Cyber Hymnal #7648||When Peter Boasted, Soon He Fell||When Peter boasted, soon he fell||ABIDING GRACE||John Newton||CM||<cite>Olney Hymns</cite> (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 91|