John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 107
|Zaccheus climbed the tree,|
And thought himself unknown;
But how surprised was he
When Jesus called him down!
The Lord beheld him, though concealed,
And by a word his pow'r revealed.
2. Wonder and joy at once
3. Thus where the gospel's preached,
|4. 'Tis curiosity|
Oft brings them in the way,
Only the man to see,
And hear what he can say;
But how the sinner starts to find
The preacher knows his inmost mind.
5. His long forgotten faults
6. While thus distressing pain