|120 (2)||Psalm 120 Version 2|
(from v 5)
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|JESUS! how my heart is pained,
How it mourns for souls deceived,
When I hear Thy name profaned,
When I see Thy Spirit grieved!
|2||Mourning thus I long had been,
When I heard my Saviour’s voice,
‘You have cause to mourn for sin,
But in Me you must rejoice!’
|3||This kind word dispelled my grief,
Put to silence my complaints,
Though of sinners I am chief,
He has ranked me with His saints.
|4||Though constrained to dwell awhile
Where the wicked strive and brawl,
Let them rage, but He will smile;
Heaven will make amends for all.
|5||Let us, then, the fight endure,
See our Saviour looking down,
He will make the conquest sure,
And bestow the promised crown.
|John Newton, 1725-1807|