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Title: In evil long I took delight

Date: 29/07/2011 (Other)

Speaker: Congregation

Bible Reference: Summer Conference Hymn

In evil long I took delight,
Unawed by shame or fear,
Till a new object struck my sight,
And stopped my wild career.

I saw One hanging on a tree,
In agonies and blood,
Who fixed His languid eyes on me,
As near His cross I stood.

Sure never till my latest breath
Can I forget that look;
It seemed to charge me with His death,
Though not a word He spoke.

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.

A second look He gave, which said,
?I freely all forgive;
This blood is for thy ransom paid;
I die that thou may?st live.?

John Newton 1725 - 1807