Now may He who from the dead

Now may He who from the dead.John Newton* (1725-1807).  From Olney Hymns (1779), Book III, Hymn 100. It is found among the 'Short Hymns' at the end, in the section entitled 'After Sermon'. It had three stanzas:  Now may He who from the deadBrought the Shepherd of the sheep,Jesus Christ, our King and Head,All our souls in safety keep!  May he teach us to fulfill,What is pleasing in his sight;Perfect us in all his will,And preserve us day and night!  To that dear Redeemer's praise,Who the cov'nant seal'd with blood,Let our hearts and voices raiseLoud thanksgivings to our God.  The hymn is based on Hebrews 13: 20-21: ' Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,...

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