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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