Out of the Depths – by John Newton

John Newton

Out of the Depths 

It makes the wounded spirit whole, 
And calms the troubled breast; 
‘Tis manna to the hungry soul, 
And to the weary rest.

Dear Name! the Rock on which I build 
My Shield and Hiding-place; 
My never-failing Treasury fill’d 
With boundless stores of grace.

By Thee my prayers acceptance gain, 
Although with sin defiled; 
Satan accuses me in vain, 
And I am own’d a child.

Jesus! my Shepherd, Husband, Friend, 
My Prophet, Priest, and King; 
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, 
Accept the praise I bring.

Weak is the effort of my heart, 
And cold my warmest thought; 
But when I see Thee as Thou art, 
I’ll praise Thee as I ought.

Till then I would Thy love proclaim 
With every fleeting breath; 
And may the music of Thy Name 
Refresh my soul in death!

John Newton (1725-1807)

Steven R. Cook, M.Div.

About Steven R. Cook, D.Min.

Steven is a Christian educator. His webpages communicate evangelical Christian doctrines and topics. Steven earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2006 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and completed his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2017 from Tyndale Theological Seminary. His articles are theological, devotional, and promote a biblical worldview. Studies in the original languages of Scripture, ancient history, and systematic theology have been the foundation for Steven’s teaching and writing ministry. He has written several Christian books, dozens of articles on Christian theology, and recorded more than three hundred hours of audio and video sermons. Steven worked in jail ministry for over twelve years, taught in Bible churches, and currently leads a Bible study each week at his home in Arlington, Texas.
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