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Safely Through Another Week

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1 Safely through another week
God has brought us on our way;
let us now a blessing seek,
waiting in His courts today;
day of all the week the best,
emblem of eternal rest.

2 While we pray for pard'ning grace,
through the dear Redeemer's name,
show Thy reconciling face;
take away our sin and shame;
from our worldly cares set free,
may we rest this day in Thee.

3 Here we come Thy name to praise,
let us feel Thy presence near;
may Thy glory meet our eyes,
while we in Thy house appear:
here afford us, Lord, a taste
of our everlasting feast.

4 May Thy gospel's joyful sound
conquer sinners, comfort saints;
may the fruits of grace abound,
bring relief for all complaints:
thus may all our Sabbaths prove,
till we join the church above.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #180

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

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First Line: Safely through another week
Title: Safely Through Another Week
Author: John Newton (1774)
Language: English
Notes: German translation: "Wiederum hat uns gnädlich"; Spanish translation: See "La semana yo pasó" by Juan N. De Los Santos
Copyright: Public Domain


Safely through another week. I. Newton. [Saturday Evening.] Appeared in R. Conyers's Psalms & Hymns, 1774, No. 355, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines: and again in the Olney Hymn, 1779, Bk. ii., No. 40. It is found in a few modern collections; and sometimes in an abbreviated and altered form, as in Kennedy, 1863, &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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