What contradictions meet

What contradictions meet

Author: John Newton
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 What contradictions meet
In ministers employ!
It is a bitter sweet
A sorrow full of joy:
No other post affords a place
For equal honor, or disgrace!

2 Who can describe the pain
Which faithful preachers feel;
Constrained to speak, in vain,
To hearts as hard as steel?
Or who can tell the pleasures felt,
When stubborn hearts begin to melt?

3 The Savior's dying love,
The soul's amazing worth,
Their utmost efforts move,
And draw their bowels forth:
They pray and strive, their rest departs,
Till Christ be formed in sinners hearts.

4 If some small hope appear,
They still are not content;
But with a jealous fear,
They watch for the event;
Too oft they find their hopes deceived,
Then, how their inmost souls are grieved!

5 But when their pain succeed,
And from the tender blade
The ripening ears proceed,
Their toils are overpaid:
No harvest joy can equal theirs,
To find the fruit of all their cares.

6 On what has now been sown
Thy blessing, Lord bestow;
The power is thine alone,
To make it spring and grow;
Do thou the gracious harvest raise,
And thou, alone, shalt have the praise.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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
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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #329Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of Christians #IXPage Scan
A Collection of original and select hymns and spiritual songs: for the use of Christian societies #CXXVIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #279Page Scan
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. #252Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #518Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d520
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #518Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d534
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.CCCLIVPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.CCCLIVPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d685
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #306Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #447Page Scan
General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d346
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d403
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B111Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b111Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d308
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #8Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d273
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d299
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #558Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #558TextPage Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #558Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d589
The Christian Harmonist: containing a set of tunes adapted to all the metres in Mr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns, in the collection of hymns by Mr. Joshua Smith, and in Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymns... #246Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d670
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d672
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CCCVIPage Scan
The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CCCVITextPage Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d1103
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #CLXXIIIPage Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d605
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #789Page Scan
The Young Christian's Companion #51Page Scan



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