Dwelling In Mesech ( A John Newton Poem )

12 Jul

What a mournful life is mine,
Fill with crosses, pains and cares!
Every work defiled with sin,
Every step beset with snares!

If alone I pensive fit,
I myself can hardly bear;
If I pass along the street,
Sin and riot triumph there.

Jesus! how my heart is pained,
How it mourns for souls deceived!
When I hear thy name profaned,
When I see thy Spirit grieved!

When thy children’s griefs I view,
Their distress becomes my own;
All I hear, or see, or do,
Makes me tremble, weep and groan.

Mourning thus I long had been,
When I heard my Saviour’s voice;
Thou hast cause to mourn for sin,
But in me thou may’st rejoice.

This kind word dispelled my grief,
Put to silence my complaints;
Though of sinners I am chief,
He his ranked me with his saints.

Though constrained to dwell a while
Where the wicked strive and brawl;
Let them frown; so he but smile,
Heav’n will make amends for all.

There, believers, we shall rest,
Free from sorrow, sin and fears;
Nothing there our peace molests,
Through eternal rounds of years.

Let us then the fight endure,
See our Captain looking down;
He will make the conquest sure,
And bestow the promised crown.

John Newton


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4 responses to “Dwelling In Mesech ( A John Newton Poem )

  1. DJ Mynatt

    July 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Wow! Read this to my family… John Newton’s words are mighty indeed.


  2. K. Q. Duane

    July 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Reblogged this on It's the Women, Not the Men!.


  3. donna213

    July 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Inspiring to look at life more positively.


    • Levi Thetford

      July 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      It always is for me as well. Have a great Sunday Donna!!!



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