In Evil Long I Took Delight

Many fine hymns have been recorded during this period of lockdown. This is one I didn't before know, but I have since played it a dozen times. The hauntingly beautiful tune supports well the powerful words of conversion. We sometimes credit Amazing Grace with being John Newton's testimonial hymn. I think this one is a far better witness to the former slaver's conversion to Christ. The second verse summons the sinner to tears of sorrow, the final verse moves the believer to tears of joy.