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
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John Newton (1725-1807)

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

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

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Thomas Haweis (1734-1820)

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.