Safely through another week
Safely through another week. John Newton* (1725-1807).
This hymn was published in Richard Conyers*’s Collection of Psalms and Hymns (1774 edition), and then as Hymn XL in Book II (‘On occasional Subjects’) of Olney Hymns (1779) (JJ, p. 986). It was entitled ‘Saturday evening’:
Safely thro’ another week,
God has brought us on our way;
Let us now a blessing seek
On th’ approaching sabbath-day:
Day, of all the week, the best;
Emblem of eternal rest!
Mercies, multiply’d each hour,
Thro’ the week our praise demand;
Guarded by almighty pow’r,
Fed and guided by his hand:
Tho’ ungrateful we have been,
Only made returns of sin.
While we pray for pard’ning grace,...
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