Zaccheus climbed the tree

Zaccheus climbed the tree

Author: John Newton
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 Zaccheus climb'd the tree,
and thought himself unknown:
But how surpriz'd was he,
When Jesus call'd him down!
The Lord beheld him, tho' conceal'd,
And by a word his pow'r reveal'd.

2 Wonder and joy at once
Were painted in his face;
"Does he my name pronounce,
And does he know my case?
Will Jesus deign with me to dine?
Lord, I, with all I have, am thine.

3 Thus, where the gospel's preach'd,
And sinners come to hear:
The hearts of some are reach'd,
Before they are aware:
The word directly speaks to them,
And seems to point them out by name.

4 'Tis curiosity
Oft brings them in the way,
Only the man to see,
And hear what he can say;
But how the sinner starts to find,
The preacher knows his inmost mind.

5 His long forgotten thoughts,
Are brought again in view,
And all his secret thoughts
Reveal'd in public too,
Tho' compass'd with a croud about,
The searching word has found him out.

6 While thus distressing pain
And sorrow fills the heart;
He hears a voice again,
That bids his fears depart;
Then like Zaccheus he is blest,
And Jesus deigns to be his guest.

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: Zaccheus climbed the tree
Author: John Newton
Language: English

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A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use. 2nd ed. #d130
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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #612Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #664Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #A72Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d781
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #526Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d227
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d184
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #44TextPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d220
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d135
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #548Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #B41Page Scan



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