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Adam (A John Newton Poem)

19 Apr

On man, in his own image made,
How much did GOD bestow?
The whole creation homage paid,
And owned him LORD, below!

He dwelt in Eden’s garden, stored
With sweets for every sense;
And there with his descending LORD
He walked in confidence.

But O! by sin how quickly changed!
His honour forfeited,
His heart, from God and truth, estranged,
His conscience filled with dread!

Now from his Maker’s voice he flees,
Which was before his joy:
And thinks to hide, amidst the trees,
From an All-seeing eye.

Compelled to answer to his name,
With stubbornness and pride
He cast, on God himself, the blame,
Nor once for mercy cried.

But grace, unasked, his heart subdued
And all his guilt forgave;
By faith, the promised seed he viewed,
And felt his pow’r to save.

Thus we ourselves would justify,
Though we the Law transgress;
Like him, unable to deny,
Unwilling to confess.

But when by faith the sinner sees
A pardon bought with blood;
Then he forsakes his foolish pleas,
And gladly turns to God.

John Newton

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

14 responses to “Adam (A John Newton Poem)

  1. tellthetruth1

    April 19, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Reblogged this on The love of God and commented:
    I’m seeing/reading some very powerful things today. This is yet another powerful truth. Be blessed!

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  2. Equipping The Saints

    April 19, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Thank you – great post! Please keep up the good work. Blessings to you,

    Senior Pastor/Equipping the Saints
    Philip 3:10, “That I May Know Him”
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  3. fertiileground

    April 19, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Reblogged this on Fertiileground's Blog.

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  4. Elaine

    April 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing this today! Happy Easter to you and your family Levi!

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    • Levi Thetford

      April 19, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Happy Easter to you too Elaine. Have a great day!!!!!

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  5. K. Q. Duane

    April 19, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Amazing Grace

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    • Levi Thetford

      April 19, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      Yes it is. After all of these years and I’m in more awe of it now than ever.

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      • K. Q. Duane

        April 19, 2014 at 8:14 pm

        You’re right. Everything seems to get better with age.

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        • Levi Thetford

          April 19, 2014 at 8:18 pm

          Well, many things do. Sometimes my body doesn’t feel as well as it used to. Lol. You Can’t be a sissy when you get older I’ve heard.

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          • K. Q. Duane

            April 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm

            You are absolutely right. Old age is not for sissies. My father is 91 and is slowly slipping away from us as I write this. I can attest to the fact that he has shown us all great courage, fortitude and provided us with enormous inspiration on dying with dignity during this trying time. A sissy, he is has never been. I only hope I can do as he’s done when it’s my turn to go.

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            • Levi Thetford

              April 19, 2014 at 8:32 pm

              The Lord has given your dad a long life and it sounds like he is a great example for you. That word grace also is present at death for God’s people. I lost my dad to cancer over 7 years ago and was there through it all to the end. I’ll remember you!!!

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              • K. Q. Duane

                April 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm

                As death approaches, God’s grace loving sustains both of us. My belated condolences on the death of your father. And, thank you for your prayers.

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