When Peter boasted, soon he fell

When Peter boasted, soon he fell

Author: John Newton
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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

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: When Peter boasted, soon he fell
Author: John Newton
Language: English



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