Friday, August 11, 2006

Large Petitions With Thee Bring

A Prayer, by John Newton

Come, my soul, thy suit prepare:
Jesus loves to answer pray'r;
He himself has bid thee pray,
Therefore will not say thee nay.

Thou art coming to a King,
Large petitions with thee bring;
For his grace and pow'r are such,
None can ever ask too much.

With my burden I begin:
Lord, remove this load of sin;
Let thy blood, for sinners spilt,
Set my conscience free from guilt.

Lord, I come to thee for rest,
Take possession of my breast;
There thy blood-bo't right maintain,
And without a rival reign.

While I am a pilgrim here,
Let thy love my spirit cheer;
As my Guide, my Guard, my Friend,
Lead me to my journey's end.

Show me what I have to do,
Ev'ry hour my strength renew:
Let me live a life of faith,
Let me die thy people's death.

Sing to the tune of "Take My Life and Let It Be," repeating the last line of each verse.



Anonymous said...

I'm preparing a lesson on Christ's sufficiency from the feeding of the 5000. I remembered only part of this fine song by John Newton and was grateful to find it in its entirety! Thank you for posting this. What a gracious God! Sufficient for our needs in every conceivable way. Thanks!
Ray Adams

Cathy said...

You are very welcome.