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But as the tree conceals the sky,
Thus every gift the Lord bestows,
This tree, though now array'd in green,
So we, by Time's unsparing hand
Yes, we shall quit this scene of strife,
TO MISS ***** *****
WHY should you wish a name like mine
Within your book to stand; With those who shone, or those who shine,
As worthies of our land?
What will the future age have gain'd
When my poor name is seen; From knowing I was entertain'd
By you, at Cowslip green?
Rather let me record a name
That shall adorn your page;
And shines from age to age.
JESUS, who found me while I stray'd
In Afric's dreary wild,
And made his foe a child.
He taught my wild blaspheming tongue
To aim at prayer and praise ;
And guided all my ways.
A pattern now of mercy's pow'r
Where'er I stand is seen, Such as I think was ne'er before
Beheld at Cowslip Green!
TO MY DEAR ELIZABETH.
I THANK you, dear, as I am able,
So prays your affectionate and obliged J. N. January 22, 1795.
REV. MR. JOHNSON,
GOING TO BOTANY BAY,
THE Lord, who sends thee hence, will be
thine aid; In vain at thee the lion danger roars ; His arm and love shall keep thee, undismay'd,
On tempest-tossed seas, and savage shores,
Go-bear the Saviour's name to lands unknown
Tell to the southern world his wondrous grace An energy divine thy words shall own, And draw their untaught hearts to seek his
Many in quest of gold, or empty fame,
To spread his praise, and win immortal souls!
Just Published, in octavo, and may be had at the places
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The POSTIIUMOUS WORKS of the late Rev. JOHN NEWTON, Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, and St. Mary, Woolchurch Haw, Londou.
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