This hymn originally consisted of six stanzas and was
entitled "Faith's Review and Expectation". There were also two more additional
verses in that version:
The melody associated with this song is taken from
an early American folk song entitled "Loving Lambs". The earliest known
publication of the tune was found in a book named "The Virginia Harmony",
compiled by James P. Carrell and David S. Clayton and published in 1831
in Winchester, Va.
Yes, when this heart and flesh shall fail, and mortal life
shall cease, I shall possess within the veil, a life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon disolve like snow, the sun forbear to
shine; But God, who called me here below, will be forever mine.
other hymns by John Newton:
Things of Thee are Spoken
Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
Day of Judgment!
Day of Wonders!
Pg 1) Home . .
. Pg 3) The Story of Amazing Grace .
. . Pg 4) John Newton's Inspiration
Bibliography : 101 Hymn Stories by Kenneth
W. Osbeck. Kregel Publications 1982
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