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Behold the Throne of Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(#678 in the Baptist Psalmody,1850)

Prayer and Watchfulness

"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).

1.      Behold the throne of grace,
         The promise calls us near,
      There Jesus shows a smiling face
         And waits to answer prayer.

2.      That rich atoning blood,
         Which sprinkled round we see,
      Provides for those who come to God
         An all prevailing plea.

3.      My soul, ask what thou wilt,
         Thou canst not be too bold;
      Since His own blood for thee He spilt,
         What else can He withhold?

4.      Beyond thy utmost wants
         His love and pow'r can bless;
      To praying souls He always grants,
         More than they can express.

5.      Since 'tis the Lord's command,
         My mouth I open wide;
      Lord open Thou Thy bounteous hand,
         That I may be supplied.

6.      Thine image, Lord, bestow,
         Thy presence and Thy love;
      I ask to serve Thee here below,
         And reign with Thee above.

7.      Teach me to live by faith,
         Conform my will to Thine;
      Let me victorious be in death,
         And then in glory shine.

8.      If Thou these blessings give,
         And wilt my portion be;
      Cheerful the world's poor toys I leave,
         To them who know not Thee.

"Behold the Throne of Grace"
Words by John Newton
From the Olney Hymns (1779)
MUSIC: Jonathan Woodman (1844)
Hymn Tune: STATE STREET (S.M.)
Words and Music ©Public Domain

Song Sheet

Chord Chart
Chord Chart in G

Chord Chart
Chord Chart in E

Guitar Music
Classical Guitar Accompaniment

Guitar Music
Instrumental Ensemble Accompaniment
Same tune as "Now May the God of Peace"


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