Here you will find the Poem Peter Released From Prison of poet John Newton
Fervent persevering prayers Are faith's assured resource, Brazen gates, and iron bars, In vain withstand their force: Peter when in prison cast, Though by soldiers kept with care; Though the doors were bolted fast, Was soon released by prayer. While he slept an angel came And spread a light around; Touched, and called him by his name, And raised him from the ground: All his chains and fetters burst, Every door wide open flew; Peter thought he dreamed, at first, But found the vision true. Thus the Lord can make a way To bring his saints relief; 'Tis their part, to wait and pray, In spite of unbelief: He can break through walls of stone, Sink the mountain to a plain; They, to whom his name is known; Can never pray in vain. Thus in chains of guilt and sin, Poor sinners sleeping lie; No alarm is felt within, Although condemned to die: Till descending from above Mercy smiling in his eyes Jesus, with a voice of love, Awakes, and bids them rise. Glad the summons they obey, And liberty desire; Strait their fetters melt away, Like wax before the fire: By the word of him who died, Guilty pris'ners to release; Every door flies open wide, And they depart in peace.