On man, in his own image made

On man, in his own image made

Author: John Newton
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1 On man, in his own image made,
How much did God bestow;
The whole creation homage paid,
And owned him, lord below!

2 But oh! by sin how quickly changed!
His peace and honor fled,
His heart from God and truth estranged,
His conscience filled with dread!

3 Now from his Maker's voice he fled,
Which was before his joy;
And thought to hide his guilty head,
From all all-seeing eye.

4 Compelled to answer to his name,
With stubborness and pride
He cast on God himself the blame,
Nor once for mercy cried.

5 But grace, unasked his heart subdued,
And all his guilt forgave;
By faith the promised seed he viewed,
And felt its power to save.

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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Author: John Newton
Language: English



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