Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Not to Sinai

Not to Sinai's dreadful blaze,
(Heb 12:18,22)
But to Zion's throne of grace,
By a way marked out with blood,
Sinners now approach to God.

Not to hear the fiery Law,
But with humble joy to draw
Water, by that well supplied,
(Isa 12:3)
JESUS opened when he died.

LORD, there are no streams but thine,
Can assuage a thirst like mine!
'Tis a thirst thyself didst give,
Let me therefore drink and live.

John Newton, Olney Hymns, 1779.

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