Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #216: Sweet Was The Time When First I Felt

Hymn #215 Hymn #217

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216 (C.M.) John Newton

Sweet was the time when first I felt

The Saviour's pard'ning blood

Applied to cleanse my soul from guilt,

And bring me home to God.

Soon as the morn the light revealed

His praises tuned my tongue;

And when the ev'ning shades prevailed,

His love was all my song.

In vain the tempter spread his wiles;

The world no more could charm;

I lived upon my Saviour's smiles,

And leaned upon His arm.

In pray'r my soul drew near the Lord,

And saw His glory shine;

And when I read His holy word,

I called each promise mine.

Then to His saints I often spoke

Of what His love had done,

But now my heart is almost broke,

For all my joys are gone.

Now, when the ev'ning shade prevails,

My soul in darkness mourns;

And when the morn the light reveals,

No light to me returns.

My pray'rs are now a chatt'ring noise,

For Jesus hides His face;

I read, the promise meets my eyes,

But will not reach my case.

Now Satan threatens to prevail,

And make my soul his prey;

I know Thy mercy cannot fail,

Oh, come without delay!

Hymn #215 Hymn #217