A Hymn by John Newton

“And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:23-24 NKJV

The following hymn was written in 1779 by John Newton, who also wrote “Amazing Grace.” The words of the second verse especially stood out to me.

Come, My Soul, Thy Suit (Plea) Prepare

Come, my soul, thy suit prepare;
Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He Himself has bid thee pray,
rise and ask without delay.

Thou art coming to a King;
large petitions with thee bring;
for His grace and power are such,
none can ever ask too much.

With my burden, I begin,
Lord, remove this load of sin.
Let Thy blood, for sinners spilt,
set my conscience free from guilt.

Lord, I come to Thee for rest,
take possession of my breast;
there Thy blood-bought right maintain,
and without a rival reign.

While I am a pilgrim here,
let Thy love my spirit cheer;
as my Guide, my Guard, my Friend,
lead me to my journey’s end.

Show me what I have to do;
every hour my strength renew;
let me live a life of faith;
let me die Thy people’s death.

John Newton

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen”
Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 KJV

“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Philippians 1:21 NKJV

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