The Two Malefactors
John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 110
|Sovereign grace has pow'r alone|
To subdue a heart of stone;
And the moment grace is felt,
Then the hardest heart will melt.
2. When the Lord was crucified,
3. Thus he spent his wicked breath,
|4. But the other, touched with grace,|
Saw the danger of his case;
Faith received to own the Lord,
Whom the scribes and priests abhorred.
5. Lord, he prayed, remember me;
6. This was wondrous grace indeed,
|7. But beware of unbelief,|
Think upon the hardened thief;
If the gospel you disdain,
Christ, to you, will die in vain.