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Saved by blood, I live to tell - Hear what he has done for my soul
(John Newton/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Hear what he has done for my soul.

1. Saved by blood, I live to tell
  what the love of Christ hath done;
he redeemed my soul from hell,
  of a rebel made a son:
oh I tremble still, to think
  how secure I lived in sin;
sporting on destruction's brink,
  yet preserved from falling in.

2. In his own appointed hour,
  to my heart the Saviour spoke;
touched me by his Spirit's power,
  and my dangerous slumber broke;
then I saw and owned my guilt,
  soon my gracious Lord replied,
"Fear not, I my blood have spilt –
  'twas for such as thee I died."

3. Shame and wonder, joy and love,
  all at once possessed my heart;
can I hope thy grace to prove
  after acting such a part?
"Thou hast greatly sinned," he said,
  "but I freely all forgive;
I myself thy debt have paid,
  now I bid thee rise and live."

4. Come, my fellow-sinners, try,
  Jesus' heart is full of love!
O that you, as well as I,
  may his wondrous mercy prove:
he has sent me to declare
  all is ready, all is free:
why should any soul despair,
  when he saved a wretch like me?

John Newton, Olney Hymns III, Hymn 54.

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