Apostasy--"Will ye also go away?

Representative Text

1 When any turn from Zion's way,
(As numbers often do,)
Methinks I hear my Saviour say,
"Wilt thou forsake me too?"

2 Ah, Lord! with such a heart as mine,
Unless thou hold me fast,
My faith will fail, I shall decline,
And prove like them at last.

3 'Tis thou alone hast power and grace,
To save a wretch like me;
To whom then shall I turn my face,
If I depart from thee.

4 Beyond a doubt I rest assur'd
Thou art the CHRIST of GOD;
Who hast eternal life secur'd,
By promise and by blood.

5 The help of men and angels join'd,
Could never reach my case!
Nor can I hope relief to find,
But in thy boundless grace.

6 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.


Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #405

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When any turn from Zion's way
Title: Apostasy--"Will ye also go away?
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

MAITLAND (Allen)

PRECIOUS LORD, the tune Thomas Dorsey used for his most beloved hymn, "Precious Lord, take my hand", is an adaptation of MAITLAND. Sometimes Dorsey is shown as the composer, sometimes as the arranger or adapter the tune. MAITLAND is often attributed to Allen, but the earliest known sources (H.W. Bee…

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A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d546

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d220

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCCXXXVI

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #439

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d420

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A Selection of Hymns #CDXXXIX

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Baptist Hymn Book #a635

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Chapel Hymns #67

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #S133

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #499

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #97

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #247

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Dyer's Psalmist #347

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d343

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #103

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d480

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Hymns for Social Worship #168

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Hymns, Selected and Original #405

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d240

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Hymns #405

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Hymns #405

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Hymns #405

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Hymns #405

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New Select Hymns #198

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Parish Hymns #316

Parish Psalmody #d903

Parish Psalmody #d919

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d882

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #267

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d331

Sabbath School Psalmody #d52

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa49

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Select Hymns #49

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The Baptist Harp #287

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d603

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1049

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The Baptist Hymn Book #635

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The Baptist Psalmody #521

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The Choice #H467

The Choice #H467

The Church Hymn Book #d1129

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The Cyber Hymnal #13048

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #257

The Devotional Hymn Book #d543

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The Discipline of the United Freewill Baptist Church #60

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d460

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CXCIX

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CXCIX

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The New England Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #76

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d307

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1157

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D49

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The Social and Sabbath School Hymn-Book. (5th ed.) #286

The Songs of Zion #d198

The Songs of Zion #d197

The South Western Psalmist #d428

The Southern Psalmist #d922

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d971

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #376

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The Voice of melody #35b

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