Scripture Verse

Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:17–18

Introduction

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Thomas Haweis
1734–1820

Words: John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), Book 2, num­ber 21. The Lord’s call to His child­ren.

Music: Rich­mond (Ha­weis) Tho­mas Ha­weis, Car­mi­na Chris­to 1792 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John Newton
1725–1807

Lyrics

Let us adore the grace that seeks
To draw our hearts above!
Attend, ’tis God the Sav­ior speaks,
And ev­ery word is love.

Though filled with awe, be­fore His throne
Each an­gel veils his face;
He claims a peo­ple for His own
Amongst our sin­ful race.

Careless, awhile, they live in sin,
Enslaved to Sa­tan’s pow­er;
But they ob­ey the call di­vine,
In His ap­point­ed hour.

Come forth, He says, no more pur­sue
The paths that lead to death;
Look up, a bleed­ing Sav­ior view,
Look, and be saved by faith.

My sons and daugh­ters you shall be
Through the aton­ing blood;
And you shall claim, and find, in Me,
A fa­ther, and a God.

Lord, speak these words to ev­ery heart,
By Thine all-pow­er­ful voice;
That we may now from sin de­part,
And make Thy love our choice.

If now, we learn to seek Thy face
By Christ, the liv­ing way;
We’ll praise Thee for this hour of grace,
Through an eter­nal day.