Behold the throne of grace!Author: John Newton (1779)
Tune: STATE STREET
Published in 281 hymnals
1 Behold the Throne of grace!
The promise calls me near:
There Jesus shows a smiling face
And waits to answer prayer.
2 My soul, ask what thou wilt;
Thou canst not be too bold;
Since His own blood for thee He spilt,
What else can He withhold?
3 Thine image, Lord, bestow,
Thy presence and Thy love;
I ask to serve Thee here below,
And reign with Thee above.
4 Teach me to live by faith;
Conform my will to Thine;
Let me victorious be in death,
And then in glory shine.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
Behold the throne of grace. J. Newton. [The Throne of Grace.] Appeared in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book i.. No. 33, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and based on 1 Kings iii. 5. Although extensively used both in Great Britain and in America, it is generally in an abridged, and sometimes altered form. In 1781 J. Wesley published the last four stanzas of the original as a hymn in the Arminian Magazine, p. 285, beginning "Since 'tis the Lord's command," but it failed to attract attention, and in that form is unknown to modern hymn-books.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #627||Behold the throne of grace!||Behold the Throne of Grace!||John Newton||Jonathan C. Woodman||18.104.22.168||Hebrews 4:14-16||STATE STREET||A Major||English||1990|