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Poem by John Newton
Will Ye Also Go Away?
When any turn from Zion's way, (Alas! what numbers do!) Methinks I hear my Saviour say, Wilt thou forsake me too? Ah Lord! with such a heart as mine, Unless thou hold me fast; I feel I must, I shall decline, And prove like them at last. Yet thou alone hast pow'r, I know, To save a wretch like me; To whom, or whither, could I go, If I should turn from thee? Beyond a doubt I rest assured Thou art the Christ of God; Who hast eternal life secured By promise and by blood. The help of men and angels joined, Could never reach my case; Nor can I hope relief to find, But in thy boundless grace. No voice but thine can give me rest, And bid my fears depart; No love but thine can make me blest, And satisfy my heart. What anguish has that question stirred, If I will also go? Yet, Lord, relying on thy word, I humbly answer, No!
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