Praise for Redeeming Love

Let us love and sing and wonder

Author: John Newton (1774)
Tune: ALL SAINTS (Darmstadt)
Published in 52 hymnals

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1 Let us love, and sing, and wonder,
Let us praise the Savior's name!
He has hushed the law's loud thunder,
He has quenched Mount Sinai's flame.

2 Let us love the Lord, who bought us,
Pitied us when enemies;
Called us by his grace, and taught us,
Gave us ears, and gave us eyes.

3 Let us sing, though fierce temptations
Threaten hard to bear us down!
For the Lord, our strong salvation,
Holds in view the conqueror's crown,

4 Let us wonder, grace and justice
Join and point to mercy's store;
When we trust in Christ our fortress,
Justice smiles, and asks no more.

5 Let us praise and join the chorus
Of the saints enthroned on high;
Here they trusted him before us,
Now their praises fill the sky.

6 Hark! the name of Jesus, sounded
Loud, from golden harps above!
Lord we blush, and are confounded,
Faint our praise, and cold our love!

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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 us love and sing and wonder
Title: Praise for Redeeming Love
Author: John Newton (1774)
Language: English


Let us love, and sing, and wonder. J. Newton. [Praise for Redeeming Love.] Appeared in his Twenty Six Letters on Religious Subjects, by Omicron, 1774, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, and headed, "Praise for Redeeming Love." It was also given in the Gospel Magazine, May, 1774, and in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. iii., No. 82. It is in common use in Great Britain and America, and sometimes in an abbreviated form.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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