Whene'er I look into thy word

Whene'er I look into thy word

Author: Samuel Pearce
Tune: ADOWA
Published in 16 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Whene’er I look into Thy word,
And read about my dearest Lord,
The friend of sinful man,
And trace my Savior’s footsteps there;
What humble love, what holy fear,
Through all His conduct ran!

2 If I regard the matchless grace
He showed unto the human race,
How He for them became
A poor sojourner here below,
Oppressed by pain and sorrow too,
I can’t but love His name.

3 And when I view His love to God,
Those steps in which the Savior trod,
I long to tread them too;
I long to be inspired with zeal,
To execute my Father’s will,
As Jesus used to do.

4 I read, that He on duty bent,
To lonely places often went,
To seek His Father there:
The early morn and dewy ground
Can witness, they the Savior found,
Engaged in fervent prayer.

5 And did my Savior use to pray,
Before the light unveiled the day;
And shall I backward be?
No, dearest Lord, forbid the thought,
Help me to fight as Jesus fought,
Each foe that hinders me.

6 And you, my friends, who love His name,
Who love to imitate the Lamb,
And more of Jesus know;
Come let us all surround His throne,
And see what blessings on His own
Our Savior will bestow.

7 Though fears be great, temptations strong,
And though we oft have waited long,
Perhaps He may design
This morn to give each soul to see,
And say with Paul, "He died for me,"
And my Redeemer’s mine.

8 Now cheerful we’ll begin to pray,
That He will wash our sins away
In His atoning blood;
That He His blessing may bestow,
And give each sinner here to know
That he’s a child of God.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12775

Author: Samuel Pearce

Pearce, Samuel, son of a silversmith at Plymouth, was born in that town, July 20, 1766. Early in life he joined the Baptist Church in Plymouth, and, showing gifts for the ministry, was invited to preach. After a course of study at the Baptist College, Bristol, he became, in 1790, pastor of the Baptist congregation in Cannon Street, Birmingham. There his ministry was remarkably successful; but after a brief and bright course he died on Oct. 10, 1799. He was strongly disposed to foreign mission work, and was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society, in 1792. His Memoirs, by A. Fuller, was published in 1800. Embodied in the Memoirs were eleven poetical pieces. In the 2nd edition, 1801, these pieces were grouped together at the e… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Whene'er I look into thy word
Author: Samuel Pearce
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ADOWA

ADOWA was composed by Charles H. Gabriel (PHH 24), the noted gospel songwriter, during the Billy Sunday-Homer Rodeheaver evangelistic crusades of the 1910s, and was published with this text in the 1912 Psalter. Sing the tune in two very long phrases. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

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