See how the worthless bramble stands

See how the worthless bramble stands

Author: John Newton
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 See how the worthless bramble stands
Beneath a burning sky;
Withered and parched in barren sands,
And only grows to die.

2 Such is the sinner's awful case,
Who makes the world his trust;
And dares his confidence to place
In vanity and dust.

3 A secret curse destroys his root,
And dries his moisture up;
He lives a while, but bears no fruit,
Then dies without a hope.

4 But happy he whose hopes depend
Upon the Lord alone;
The soul that trusts in such a friend
Can ne'er be overthrown.

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: See how the worthless bramble stands
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #73Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #73Page Scan
Hymns of the Advent #232Page Scan
Hymns of the Morning: Designed for the use of God's People #232Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #147Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CXLVIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CXLVIITextPage Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d241
Village Hymns #d468
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #36Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #36Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #36Page Scan



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