Faith's Review and Expectation
John Newton, Olney Hymns, in Three Books, 5th edn. (London: J. Buckland and J. Johnson, 1788). Book I, no. 41, p. 43. BV 370 N48 1788 Victoria College Library.
2 That sav'd a wretch like me!
3I once was lost, but now am found;
4 Was blind, but now I see.
##5'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
6 And grace my fears reliev'd;
7How precious did that grace appear,
8 The hour I first believ'd!
##9Thro' many dangers, toils, and snares,
10 I have already come;
11'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
12 And grace will lead me home.
##13The Lord has promis'd good to me,
14 His word my hope secures;
15He will my shield and portion be,
16 As long as life endures.
##17Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
18 And mortal life shall cease;
19I shall possess, within the veil,
20 A life of joy and peace.
##21This earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
22 The sun forbear to shine;
23But God, who call'd me here below,
24 Will be for ever mine.
1] Based on 1 Chron. 17:16-17, "Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and said, `Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me thus far? And thiswas a small thing in thy eyes, O God; thou hast also spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast shown me future generations, O Lord God!'" David refers to the promise made in 2 Samuel 7: 11, "Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house." Back to Line
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