主,祢得勝 (Lord, Thou has won, at length I yield)

Lord, thou hast won, at length I yield

Author: John Newton
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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: Lord, thou hast won, at length I yield
Title: 主,祢得勝 (Lord, Thou has won, at length I yield)
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Source: Hymnary, 1984 - 聖徒詩歌
Language: Chinese

Notes

Lord, Thou hast won, at length I yield. J. Newton. [Surrender to Christ.] Appeared in the Gospel Magazine, Jan., 1775, in 7 stanzas of 6 lines, headed "The Surrender," and signed "Vigil." After a slight revision it was given in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Book i., No. 121, in 7 stanzas of 6 lines, with the extended heading "The Rebel's Surrender to Grace. Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?" It is based on the words of St. Paul uttered on his way to Damascus, and recorded in Acts ix. 6. Although there is nothing in the Memoirs of Newton (so far as we can see) to justify us in saying that this hymn is autobiographical, yet its intense individuality suggests that it is so, and that he found in the fierceness of Saul the persecutor, and the submissive peacefulness of Saul the disciple, the embodiment of his own history and experience. Thus regarded the hymn is interesting, but for practical purposes it is far from being one of Newton's best productions. It is found in a few collections, but in an abbreviated form.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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