John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol.1, hymn 80
When sinners utter boasting words,|
And glory in their shame;
The Lord, well-pleased, an ear affords
To those who fear his name.
2. They often meet to seek his face,
3. For they, by faith, a day descry,
4. Unnoticed now, because unknown,|
A poor and suff'ring few;
He comes to claim them for his own,
And bring them forth to view.
5. With transport then their Saviour's care
6. Assembled worlds will then discern
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