(Roughly) Daily

The environment, speaking back…

For other “trees doing funny things,” see this EnvironmentalGraffiti.com piece.

As we compose our snappy ripostes
, we might hum a birthday tune to John Newton, an Anglican clergyman and former slave-ship captain, born this date in 1725. He was the author of many hymns, including…

Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, hut now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

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

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

The LORD has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

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

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But GOD, who called me here below,
Will be for ever mine.

(the original wording, which first appeared in “Olney Hymns” as “Hymn 41, Faith’s review and expectation”)

Written by (Roughly) Daily

July 24, 2008 at 1:01 am

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