Author:
Carolyn Shuttlesworth
Subject:
Literature & Culture
Material Type:
Primary Source
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
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Language:
English

18th Century: 1761

Overview

African American Literature 1619-1926

Jupiter Hammond (c.1720-1800)

                                                           An Evening Thought:

                                        Salvation by Christ with Penetential Cries

Salvation comes by Christ alone,

The only son of God;

Redemption now to everyone,

That loves his holy Word.

 

Dear Jesus, give thy Spirit now,

Thy grace to every Nation,

That hasn't the Lord to whom we bow,

The Author of Salvation.

 

Dear Jesus, unto Thee we cry,

Give us the Preparation;

Turn not away they tender Eye;

We seek thy true Salvation.

 

Lord, hear our penetential Cry:

Salvation from above;

It is the Lord that doth supply,

With his Redeemig Love.

 

Dear Jesis, by thy precious Blood,

The World Redemption have:

Salvation now comes from the Lord,

He being thy captive slave.

 

Dear Jesus, let the Nations cry,

And all the People say,

Salvation comes from Christ on high,

Haste on Tribunal Day.

 

We cry as Sinners to the Lord,

Salvation to obtain;

It is firmly fixed, his holy Word,

Ye shall not cry in vain.

 

Lord, turn our dark benighted Souls;

Give us a true Motion,

Or seek a safe abode?

And let the Hearts of all the World,

Make Christ their Salvation.


Lord, unto whom now shall we go,

Thou hast the Word, Salvation Too:

The only Son of God.

 

"Ho! every one that hunger hath,

Or pineth after e,

Salvation be they leading Staff,

To set the Sinner free."

 

Dear Jesus, unto Thee we fly;

Depart, depart from Sin,

Salvation doth at length supply,

The glory of our King.

 

Come, ye Blessed of the Lord,

Salvation greatly given;

O, turn your hearts, accept the Word,'

Your Souls are fit for Heaven.

 

Dear Jesus, we now turn to Thee,

Salvation to obtain;

Our Hearts and Souls do meet again,

To magnify thy Name.

 

Come, holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove,

The object of our Care:

Salvation doth increase our Love;

Our Hearts hath felt thy fear.

 

Now Glory be to God on High,

Salvatin high and low;

And thus the Soul on Christ rely,

To Heaven surely go.

 

Come, Blessed Jesus, Heavenly Dove,

Accept Repentance here;

Salvation give, with tender Love;

Let us with Angels share.