BEHOLD the throne of grace!
   The promise calls us near;
There Jesus shows a smiling face,
    And waits to answer prayer.
2      That rich atoning blood,
    Which sprinkled round we see,
Provides for those who come to God
    An all-prevailing plea.
3      Beyond our utmost wants,
    His love and power can bless;
To praying souls He always grants
    More than they can express.
4      Thine image, Lord, bestow,
    Thy presence and Thy love:
We ask to serve Thee here below
    And reign with Thee above.
5      Abiding in Thy faith,
    Our wills conformed to Thine,
Let us victorious be in death,
    And then in glory shine.
John Newton, 1725-1807