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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
    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)