Look Unto Me, And Be Ye Saved (A John Newton Poem)

13 Dec


As the serpent raised by Moses
Healed the burning serpent’s bite;
Jesus thus himself discloses
To the wounded sinner’s sight:
Hear his gracious invitation,
I have life and peace to give,
I have wrought out full salvation,
Sinner, look to me and live.

Pore upon your sins no longer,
Well I know their mighty guilt;
But my love than death is stronger,
I my blood have freely spilt:
Though your heart has long been hardened,
Look on me – it soft shall grow;
Past transgressions shall be pardoned,
And I’ll wash you white as snow.

I have seen what you were doing,
Though you little thought of me;
You were madly bent on ruin,
But I said – It shall not be:
You had been for ever wretched,
Had I not espoused your part;
Now behold my arms outstretched
To receive you to my heart.

Well may shame, and joy, and wonder,
All your inward passions move;
I could crush thee with my thunder,
But I speak to thee in love:
See! your sins are all forgiven,
I have paid the countless sum!
Now my death has opened heaven,
Thither you shall shortly come.

Dearest Saviour, we adore thee
For thy precious life and death;
Melt each stubborn heart before thee,
Give us all the eye of faith:
From the law’s condemning sentence,
To thy mercy we appeal;
Thou alone canst give repentance,
Thou alone our souls canst heal.

John Newton


Posted by on December 13, 2014 in christian poem, Christianity, Faith, Religion


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17 responses to “Look Unto Me, And Be Ye Saved (A John Newton Poem)

  1. realchange4u

    December 13, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Oh what a hope and glorious promise. Salvation for me and all mankind. Beautiful Levi.

    Blessings brother

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      December 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      We own that promise just like Abraham did. It will happen. Have a great weekend!!! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. jolenenavarro

    December 13, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Love this…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      December 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      Isnt it good, Jolene? Hope you are doing well.


  3. jimfinn2000

    December 13, 2014 at 11:02 am


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  4. Susan Irene Fox

    December 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    “Now behold my arms outstretched To receive you to my heart.” This is the way I always picture Jesus. (sigh) Love him so much. Thank you for this, Levi.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      December 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      It is a welcoming word picture isnt it? One day it will happen physically too, i think. Hope you are doing well. Im staying warm but ice skating a couple of nights ago i got hot. Lol.


  5. Karen Pickering

    December 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    beautifully written

    Liked by 1 person

  6. donna213

    December 14, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Lovely words.


  7. Stacy Tolbert

    December 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    This is an awesome poem brother Levi…Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. ropheka

    December 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    A very powerful poem

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Anna Waldherr

    June 18, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Your website has provided me with a great deal of nourishment. I hope this was a Happy Father’s Day for you. I wish you all God’s best.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Levi Thetford

      June 22, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Hi Anna. Thank you very much!!! Yes, I had a nice Fathers Day. How’s your summer so far??


  10. Anna Waldherr

    June 23, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Well, the corn is already 4 feet high! As long as the air conditioning works, I’m good (LOL).

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      June 23, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Very good!! My corn is tasseling now. Looks to be good. Stay cool my friend!!!

      Liked by 1 person


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