The Rebel's Surrender to Grace
John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 121
|Lord, thou hast won, at length I yield,|
My heart, by mighty grace compelled,
Surrenders all to thee;
Against thy terrors long I strove,
But who can stand against thy love?
Love conquers even me.
2. All that a wretch could do, I tried,
3. But since thou hast thy love revealed,
|4. If thou hadst bid thy thunders roll,|
And lightnings flash to blast my soul,
I still had stubborn been:
But mercy has my heart subdued,
A bleeding Saviour I have viewed,
And now, I hate my sin.
5. Now, Lord, I would be thine alone,
6. My will conformed to thine would move,
|7. And can I be the very same,|
Who lately durst blaspheme thy name;
And on thy gospel tread?
Surely each one, who hears my case,
Will praise thee, and confess thy grace