A Feeble Song

17 Aug

Since I have known the Saviour’s name,
And what for me he bore,
No more I toil for empty fame,
I thirst for gold no more.

Plac’d by his hand in this retreat,
I make his love my theme;
And see that all the world calls great,
Is but a waking dream.

Grace bid me live, and taught my tongue
To aim at notes divine;
And grace accepts my feeble song;
The glory, Lord, be thine!

John Newton

Hymn LX: “The Power of Grace,” The Works of the Rev. John Newton … to which are Prefixed Memoirs of His Life, Volume 2.

One Response to “A Feeble Song”

  1. Racheal August 17, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    Simply beautiful, absolutely true….deep. 🙂

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