It Is Good To Be Here

Let me dwell on Golgotha

Author: John Newton
Tune: CALVARY (Monk)
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 Let me dwell on Golgotha,
Weep and love my life away!
While I see him on the tree,
Weep, and bleed, and die for me!

2 That dear blood for sinners spilt,
Shews my sin in all its guilt;
Ah, my soul, he bore the load,
Thou hast slain the Lamb of God.

3 Hark! his dying word,"Forgive,
Father, let the sinner live:
Sinner wipe thy tears away,
I thy ransom freely pay."

4 While I hear this grace revealed;
And obtain a pardon sealed,
All my soft affections move,
Wakened by the force of love.

5 Farewell, world, thy gold is dross;
Now I see the bleeding cross;
Jesus died to set me free
From the law, and sin and thee!

6 He has dearly bought my soul,
Lord, accept and claim the whole!
To thy will I all resign,
Now, no more my own, but thine.

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: Let me dwell on Golgotha
Title: It Is Good To Be Here
Author: John Newton
Language: English



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