Bartimaeus ( A John Newton Poem )

24 May

john newton

Mercy, O thou Son of David!
Thus blind Bartimaeus prayed;
Others by thy word are saved,
Now to me afford thine aid:
Many for his crying chid him,
But he called the louder still;
Till the gracious Saviour bid him
Come, and ask me what you will.

Money was not what he wanted,
Though by begging used to live;
But he asked, and Jesus granted
Alms, which none but he could give:
Lord remove this grievous blindness,
Let my eyes behold the day;
Strait he saw, and won by kindness,
Followed Jesus in the way.

O! methinks I hear him praising,
Publishing to all around;
Friends, is not my case amazing?
What a Saviour I have found:
O! that all the blind but knew him,
And would be advised by me!
Surely, would they hasten to him,
He would cause them all to see.

John Newton
If you have 5 minutes listen to this wonderful Matt Redman song “Mercy” !!!
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8 responses to “Bartimaeus ( A John Newton Poem )

  1. charlypriest

    May 24, 2014 at 5:28 am

    I just think is neat how you are able to mix poetry with the message of Christianity. It makes it interesting, unique and obviously makes you think about Him.


    • Levi Thetford

      May 24, 2014 at 6:22 am

      It really is all about The Lord God whether we realize it or not.


      • charlypriest

        May 24, 2014 at 6:34 am

        It probably is. And as to the other comment, I wish I would be in the U.K, unfortunately I´m stuck as of right now in my birth country, the land of the wild bulls a.k.a Spain.


  2. Kelly Grace

    May 24, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Nice, very nice. I’ve never thought to try this.


  3. sterlingsop

    May 26, 2014 at 2:06 am

    I’m a big fan of Matt Redman. My favourite is 10000 reasons, stunning.


    • Levi Thetford

      May 26, 2014 at 7:56 am

      It is stunning. I’m with you, Matt Redman is wonderful!!! Have a great day:)


  4. Skye @ TheSanctuaryofMyHeart

    May 26, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Oh, to write like him! Thank you for sharing this, Dear Levi. 🙂



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