The richest, most theologically correct, hymns are those old English hymns, by such hymn-writers as John Newton, Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, Wm. Cowper, Joseph Hart, Doddridge, Toplady, etc.
At times true children of God go through trials and sometimes even become depressed, as they experience a weariness of soul. Just like the reading of the Psalms, these old hymns can lift the spirit and give strength and courage to press on, with the blessing of the Holy Spirit.
Below are four of many hymns written by John Newton, author of that beloved hymn, "Amazing Grace."
John Newton believed in the free grace of God that brought him from the depths of degradation in the slave-trade to eternal life where he experienced true salvation and guidance from the sovereign hand of God.
"The Lord's Prayer"
Read these lovely and inspiring old hymns,
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1. Quiet, Lord, my froward heart;
Make me teachable and mild,
Upright, simple, free from art;
Make me as a weaned child:
From distrust and envy free,
Pleased with all that pleases Thee.
2. What Thou shalt today provide,
Let me a a child receive;
What tomorrow may betide,
Calmly to Thy wisdom leave:
'Tis enough that Thou wilt care;
Why should I the burden bear?
3. As a little child relies
On a care beyond his own,
Knows he's neither strong nor wise,
Fears to stir a step alone,
Let me thus with Thee abide,
As my Father, Guard, and Guide.
4. Thus preserved from Satan's wiles,
Safe from dangers, free from fears,
May I live upon Thy Smiles,
Till the promised hour appears,
When the sons of God shall prove
All their Father's boundless love.
1. Christ bears the name of all His saints,
Deep on His heart engraved;
Attentive to the state and wants
Of all His love has saved.
2. In Him a holiness complete,
Light and perfection shine;
And wisdom, grace, and glory meet;
A Savior's all divine.
3. The blood, which, as a Priest, He bears
For sinners, is His own;
The incense of His prayers and tears
Perfumes the holy throne.
4. In Him my weary soul has rest,
Though I am weak and vile;
I read my name upon His breast,
And see the Father's smile.
Oft as the leper's case I read,
My own describ'd I feel;
Sin is a leprosy indeed,
Which none but Christ can heal.
A while I would have pass'd for well,
And strove my spots to hide:
Till it broke out incurable
Too plain to be denied.
Then from the saints I thought to flee,
And dreaded to be seen:
I thought they all would point at me,
And cry, "Unclean, unclean!"
What anguish did my soul endure
Till hope and patience ceas'd
The more I strove myself to cure,
The more the plague increas'd.
While thus I lay distress'd, I saw
The Savior passing by;
To Him, though fill'd with shame and awe,
I rais'd my mournful cry.
Lord, Thou canst heal me if Thou wilt,
For Thou canst all things do;
O cleanse my leprous soul from guilt,
My filthy heart renew!
He heard, and, with a gracious look,
Pronounc'd the healing word;
"I will--be clean:" and while He spoke,
I felt my health restor'd.
Come, lepers, seize the present hour,
The Saviour's grace to prove;
He can relieve, for He is power;
He will, for He is love.
WHAT THINK YE OF CHRIST?
1. What think ye of Christ? is the test
To try both your state and your scheme;
You cannot be right in the rest,
Unless you think rightly of Him.
2. As Jesus appears in your view,
As He is beloved or not,
So God is disposed toward you
And mercy or wrath is your lot.
3. Some take Him a creature to be,
A man, or an angel at most;
Sure these have not feelings like me
Nor know themselves wretched and lost.
4. So guilty, so helpless am I,
I durst not confide in His blood,
Nor on His protection rely,
Unless I were sure He is God.
5. If asked, what of Jesus I think,
Though still my best thoughts are but poor,
I say, He's my meat and my drink,
My life, and my strength, and my store,
6. My Shepherd, my Husband, my Friend,
My Savior from sin and from thrall,
My hope from beginning to end,
My portion, my Lord, and my all.
"The Ninety and Nine"
"The Ninety and Nine"
Sung by Tenor Jack Holcomb
(With Scenes of Sheep)
"Just a Closer Walk With Thee"
Sung by Ella Fitzgerald
(With Beautiful Scenes Made by Our Creator)
Grace Is Amazing
To God Be the Glory!
For another rare treat, see what
Eskimo young people and adults
have done to focus our attention on
"The Hallelujah Chorus."
Go to: "Hallelujah--in Alaska."
By reading or singing such God-gloryifying hymns,
your own soul will find comfort, guidance
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