Will Ye Also Go Away?
John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 115
|When any turn from Zion's way,|
(Alas! what numbers do!)
Methinks I hear my Saviour say,
Wilt thou forsake me too?
2. Ah Lord! with such a heart as mine,
3. Yet thou alone hast pow'r, I know,
|4. Beyond a doubt I rest assured|
Thou art the Christ of God;
Who hast eternal life secured
By promise and by blood.
5. The help of men and angels joined,
6. No voice but thine can give me rest,
|7. What anguish has that question stirred,|
If I will also go?
Yet, Lord, relying on thy word,
I humbly answer, No!