John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 2, hymn 90
|As needles point towards the pole,|
When touched by the magnetic stone;
So faith in Jesus, gives the soul
A tendency before unknown.
2. Till then, by blinded passions led,
3. But when the Holy Ghost imparts
|4. Now a new principle takes place,|
Which guides and animates the will;
This love, another name for grace,
Constrains to good, and bars from ill.
5. By love's sure light we soon perceive
6. Thus borne along by faith and hope,