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The Look

Sovereign Grace Music
Music and Additional Words by Bob Kauflin
Original words by John Newton (1725–1807)

Verse 1
I saw one hanging on a tree
In agony and blood
Who fixed His loving eyes on me
As near His cross I stood
And never till my dying breath
Will I forget that look
It seemed to charge me with His death
Though not a word He spoke

Verse 2
My conscience felt and owned the guilt
And plunged me in despair
I saw my sins His blood had spilt
And helped to nail Him there
But with a second look He said
“I freely all forgive
This blood is for your ransom paid
I died that you might live”

Chorus
Forever etched upon my mind
Is the look of Him who died
The Lamb I crucified
And now my life will sing the praise
Of pure atoning grace
That looked on me and gladly took my place

Verse 3
Thus while His death my sin displays
For all the world to view
Such is the mystery of grace
It seals my pardon too
With pleasing grief and mournful joy
My spirit now is filled
That I should such a life destroy
Yet live by Him I killed

Chorus 
Forever etched upon my mind
Is the look of Him who died
The Lamb I crucified
And now my life will sing the praise
Of pure atoning grace
That looked on me and gladly took my place

 

 

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I Asked The Lord That I Might Grow

John Newton 1779

Verse 1
I asked the Lord that I might grow
In faith, and love, and every grace;
Might more of His salvation know,
And seek, more earnestly, His face.

Verse 2
‘Twas He who taught me thus to pray,
And He, I trust, has answered prayer!
But it has been in such a way,
As almost drove me to despair.

Verse 3
I hoped that in some favored hour,
At once He’d answer my request;
And by His love’s constraining pow’r,
Subdue my sins, and give me rest.

Verse 4
Instead of this, He made me feel
The hidden evils of my heart;
And let the angry pow’rs of hell
Assault my soul in every part.

Verse 5
Yea more, with His own hand He seemed
Intent to aggravate my woe;
Crossed all the fair designs I schemed,
Blasted my gourds, and laid me low.

Verse 6
Lord, why is this, I trembling cried,
Wilt Thou pursue Thy worm to death?
“‘Tis in this way, the Lord replied,
I answer prayer for grace and faith.

Verse 7
These inward trials I employ,
From self, and pride, to set thee free;
And break thy schemes of earthly joy,
That thou may’st find thy all in Me.”

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Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken

John Newton, 1779

Verse 1
Glorious things of Thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He, Whose Word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.

Verse 2
See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love;
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst t’assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver,
Never fails from age to age.

Verse 3
Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a cov’ring
Showing that the Lord is near.
Thus deriving from our banner
Light by night and shade by day;
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which He gives them when they pray.

Verse 4
Savior, if of Zion’s city,
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy Name.
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.

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Come My Soul Thy Suit Prepare

John Newton, 1779

Verse 1
Come, my soul, thy suit prepare:
Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He Himself has bid thee pray,
Therefore will not say thee nay;
Therefore will not say thee nay.

Verse 2
Thou art coming to a King,
Large petitions with thee bring;
For His grace and power are such,
None can ever ask too much;
None can ever ask too much.

Verse 3
With my burden I begin:
Lord, remove this load of sin;
Let Thy blood, for sinners spilt,
Set my conscience free from guilt;
Set my conscience free from guilt.

Verse 4
Lord, I come to Thee for rest,
Take possession of my breast;
There Thy blood bought right maintain,
And without a rival reign;
And without a rival reign.

Verse 5
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;
Lead me to my journey’s end.

Verse 6
Show me what I have to do,
Every hour my strength renew:
Let me live a life of faith,
Let me die Thy people’s death;
Let me die Thy people’s death.

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Amazing Grace

John Newton, 1779

Verse 1
Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

Verse 2
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Verse 3
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

Verse 4
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Verse 5
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

Verse 6
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, Who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Verse 7
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

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Begone Unbelief

John Newton and Kevin Twit

Verse 1
Begone, unbelief, my Savior is near
And for my relief will surely appear;
By prayer let me wrestle, and He will perform;
With Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm
With Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm

Verse 2

Though dark be my way, since He is my Guide,
‘Tis mine to obey, ’tis His to provide;
Though cisterns be broken, and creatures all fail,
The Word He hath spoken shall surely prevail.
The Word He hath spoken shall surely prevail.

Chorus
[Men]————————-[Ladies]
Begone unbelief,———-the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;

[Altogether]
Though cisterns be broken and creatures all fail,
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail;
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail.

Verse 3
His love in time past forbids me to think
He’ll leave me at last in trouble to sink:
Each sweet Ebenezer I have in review
Confirms His good pleasure to help me quite through.
Confirms His good pleasure to help me quite through.

Verse 4

Why should I complain of want or distress,
Temptation or pain? He told me no less;
The heirs of salvation, I know from His Word
Through much tribulation must follow their Lord.
Through much tribulation must follow their Lord.

Chorus
[Men]————————-[Ladies]
Begone unbelief,———-the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;

[Altogether]
Though cisterns be broken and creatures all fail,
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail;
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail.

Verse 5
How bitter that cup no heart can conceive,
Which He drank quite up, that sinners might live!
His way was much rougher and darker than mine;
Did Christ, my Lord, suffer and shall I repine?
Did Christ, my Lord, suffer and shall I repine?

Verse 6

Since all that I meet shall work for my good,
The bitter is sweet, the medicine,food;
Though painful at present, ’twill cease before long,
And then, oh, how pleasant the conqueror’s song!
And then, oh, how pleasant the conqueror’s song!

Chorus
[Men]————————-[Ladies]
Begone unbelief,———-the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;

[Altogether]
Though cisterns be broken and creatures all fail,
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail;
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail.

[Men]————————-[Ladies]
Begone unbelief,———-the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;

[Altogether]
Though cisterns be broken and creatures all fail,
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail;
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail.