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Ask What I Shall Give Thee (1) John Newton Poem

26 Apr

Come, my soul, thy suit prepare,
Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He Himself has bid thee pray,
Therefore will not say thee nay.

Thou art coming to a King,
Large petitions with thee bring;
For His grace and pow’r are such
None can ever ask too much.

With my burden I begin:
Lord, remove this load of sin!
Let Thy blood, for sinners spilt,
Set my conscience free from guilt.

Lord, I come to Thee for rest,
Take possession of my breast;
There Thy blood-bought right maintain
And without a rival reign.

As the image in the glass
Answers the beholder’s face,
Thus unto my heart appear;
Print Thine own resemblance there.

While I am a pilgrim here,
Let Thy love my spirit cheer;
As my Guide, my Guard, my Friend,
Lead me to my journey’s end.

Show me what I have to do;
Every hour my strength renew.
Let me live a life of faith;
Let me die Thy people’s death.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2014 in Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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One response to “Ask What I Shall Give Thee (1) John Newton Poem

  1. tellthetruth1

    April 26, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Reblogged this on The love of God and commented:
    You notice that nothing is asked for to keep this one who prays, comfortable in this world…

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