When the poor leper's case I read

When the poor leper's case I read

Author: John Newton
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 When the poor leper's case I read,
My own described I feel;
Sin is a leprosy indeed,
Which none but Christ can heal.

2 What anguish did my soul endure,
Till hope and patience ceased?
The more I strove myself to cure,
The more the plague increased.

3 While thus I lay distressed, I saw
The Savior passing by;
To him, though filled with shame and awe,
I raised my mournful cry.

4 Lord, thou canst heal me if thou wilt,
Oh pity to me shew,
O cleanse my leprous soul from guilt;
My filthy heart renew.

5 He heard, and with a gracious look,
Pronounced the healing word;
"I will--be clean," and while he spoke,
I felt my health restored.

6 Come, sinners seize the present hour,
The Savior's grace to prove;
He can relieve, for he is power,
He will, for he is love.

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 tumul­tuous 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 à 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 >

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First Line: When the poor leper's case I read
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #394

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d184

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d609

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #207

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Hymns, Selected and Original #207

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Hymns #207

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Hymns #207

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Hymns #207

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Hymns #207

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d910

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #330

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d139

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d285

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #44

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

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CXXII

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d317

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The Zion Songster #294

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The Zion Songster #294

Village Hymns #d640

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #74

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #74

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #74

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Zion's Songster #243

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