The life of John Newton, written by himself; with continuation by R. Cecil. To which are added, The Olney hymns

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Page 75 - The hand that gave it still supplies The gracious light and heat : His truths upon the nations rise ; They rise, but never set.
Page 131 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And even his failings lean'd to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Page 27 - GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God ! He, whose word cannot be broken, Formed thee for his own abode. On the Rock of Ages founded, What can shake thy sure repose? With salvation's walls surrounded, Thou mayst smile at all thy foes.
Page 141 - And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, so that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God: and this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house; and of all that Thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto Thee.
Page 124 - And the servant of the Lord must not strive ; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves, if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth...
Page 17 - Thou art coming to a King : Large petitions with thee bring; For his grace and power are such None can ever ask too much.
Page 114 - QUIET, Lord, my froward heart, Make me teachable and mild ; Upright, simple, free from art, Make me as a weaned child : From distrust and envy free, Pleased with all that pleases thee.
Page 34 - E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds supply, Redeeming love has been my theme, And shall be till I die.
Page 188 - I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
Page 74 - Restraining prayer, we cease to fight . Prayer makes the Christian's armour bright ; And Satan trembles when he sees The weakest saint upon his knees.

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