We Were Pharaoh's Bondmen
John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 2, hymn 25
|Beneath the tyrant Satan's yoke|
Our souls were long oppressed;
Till grace our galling fetters broke,
And gave the weary rest.
2. Jesus, in that important hour,
3. Now, freed from bondage, sin, and death,
|4. Ere long, we hope with him to dwell|
In yonder world above;
And now, we only live to tell
The riches of his love.
5. O might we, ere we hence remove,
6. Like Simeon, we shall gladly go,
|7. Lord hear our prayer, indulge our hope,|
On these thy Spirit pour;
That they may take our story up,
When we can speak no more.