John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 134
By various maxims, forms and rules,|
That pass for wisdom in the schools,
I strove my passion to restrain;
But all my efforts proved in vain.
2. But since the Saviour I have known
3. I see him lead a suff'ring life,
4. Upon the cross I see him bleed,
5. To look to Jesus as he rose|
Confirms my faith, disarms my foes;
Satan I shame and overcome,
By pointing to my Saviour's tomb.
6. Exalted on his glorious throne,
7. I see him look with pity down,
8. By faith I see the hour at hand
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