Uncertain how the way to find

Uncertain how the way to find

Author: John Newton
Published in 29 hymnals

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1 Uncertain how the way to find
Which to salvation led,
I list'ned long, with anxious mind,
To hear what others said.

2 When some of joys and comforts told,
I fear'd that I was wrong;
For I was stupid, dead, and cold--
Had neither joy nor song.

3 Of fierce temptations others talk'd,
Of anguish and dismay;
Thro' what distresses they had walk'd,
Before they found the way.

4 Ah! then I thought my hopes were vain
For I had lived at ease;
I wish'd for all my fears again,
To make me more like these.

5 I had my wish--the Lord disclos'd
The evils of my heart;
And left my naked soul expos'd
To satan's fi'ry dart.

6 Alas! "I now must give it up,"
I cry'd in deep despair;
How could I dream of drawing hope
From what I cannot bear!

7 Again my Saviour brought me aid,
And when he set me free,
"Trust simply on my word," he said,
"And leave the rest to me."


Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #400

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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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #748Page Scan
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A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d516
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d315
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d131
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #214Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d670
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d238
Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d332
Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #72Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia #d206
Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #107Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #289Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #400Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d853
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #400TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #400Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #400Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #400Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #400Page Scan
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d316
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d291
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d576
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #1027Page Scan
The Camp-Meeting Chorister: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, for the pious of all denominations. To be sung at camp meetings, during revivals of religion, and on other occasions #46Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d1062
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d593



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