Let hearts and tongues unite

Let hearts and tongues unite

Author: John Newton
Tune: IGNATIUS
Published in 10 hymnals

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1. Let hearts and tongues unite
And loud thanksgivings raise;
’Tis duty, mingled with delight,
The Savior’s name to praise.

2. To Him we owe our breath,
He took us from the womb,
Which else had shut us up in death,
And proved an early tomb.

3. When on the breast we hung
Our help was in the Lord;
’Twas He first taught our infant tongue
To form the lisping word.

4. When in our blood we lay
He would not let us die,
Because His love had fixed a day
To bring salvation nigh.

5. In childhood and in youth
His eye was on us still;
Though strangers to His love and truth,
And prone to cross His will.

6. And since His name we knew,
How gracious has He been!
What dangers has He led us through,
What mercies have we seen!

7. Now through another year
Supported by His care;
We raise our Ebenezer here,
The Lord has helped thus far.

8. Our lot in future years
Unable to foresee
He, kindly to prevent our fears,
Says, Leave it all to Me.

9. Yea, Lord, we wish to cast
Our cares upon Thy breast!
Help us to praise Thee for the past,
And trust Thee for the rest.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3635

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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