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A Brand Plucked Out of the Fire

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by DocTrinsoGrace, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. DocTrinsoGrace

    DocTrinsoGrace New Member

    Feb 3, 2005
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    With Satan, my accuser, near
    My spirit trembled when I saw
    The Lord in majesty appear,
    And heart the language of the law.

    In vain I wish'd and strove to hide
    The tatter'd, filthy rags I wore;
    While my fierce foe insulting cry'd
    See what you trusted in before!

    Struck dumb, and left without a plea,
    I heard my gracious Saviour say,
    Know Satan, I this sinner free,
    I died to take his sin away.

    This is a brand which I, in love,
    To save from wrath and sin design!
    In vain thy accusations prove;
    I answer all, and call him mine.

    At His rebuke the tempter fled;
    Then He remov'd my filthy dress;
    Poor sinner, take this robe, He said,
    It is thy Saviour's righteousness.

    And see, a crown of life prepar'd!
    That I might thus my head adorn;
    I thought no shame or suff'ring hard,
    But wore for thee a crown of thorn.

    O how I heard these gracious words!
    They broke and heal'd my heart at once;
    Constrained me to become the Lord's,
    And all my idol-gods renounce.

    Now, Satan, thou hast lost thy aim,
    Against this brand thy threats are vain;
    JESUS has pluck'd it from the flame,
    And who shall put it in again?

    --John Newton (1725-1807)