By faith I view my Savior dying

By faith I view my Savior dying

Author: Richard Jukes
Tune: EPHESUS (Auber)
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1 By faith I view my Saviour dying
On the tree, on the tree;
To ev'ry sinner He is crying,
Look to me, look to me.
He bids the guilty now draw near,
Repent, believe, dismiss their fear;
Hark, hark! what precious words I hear:
Mercy's free, mercy's free.

2 Jesus, the Lord of life, hath spoken
Peace to me, peace to me;
Now all my chains of sin are broken,
I am free, I am free.
Soon as I on His name believed,
His pard'ning grace my soul received,
And was from sin and death retrieved,
Mercy's free, mercy's free.

3 This precious truth, ye sinners hear it,
Mercy's free, mercy's free;
Ye ministers of God, declare it,
Mercy's free, mercy's free,
Visit the heathen's dark abode,
Proclaim to all the love of God,
And spread the glorious news abroad,
Mercy's free, mercy's free.

4 Long as I live I'll still be crying,
Mercy's free, mercy's free;
And thus shall be my theme when dying,
Mercy's free, mercy's free.
And when the vale of death I've passed,
When lodged above the stormy blast,
I'll sing while endless ages last,
Mercy's free, mercy's free.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #83

Author: Richard Jukes

Born: October 9, 1804, Clungunford, Shropshire, England. Died: August 10, 1867, West Bromwich, England. Rev. Richard Jukes (1804–1867) was a popular Primitive Methodist Minister and hymn writer. Richard Jukes was born on 9 October 1804 at Goat Hill, and died 10 August 1869. He served as a Primitive Methodist Minister from 1827 to 1859. Jukes married Phoebe Pardoe in 1825, and later, widowed, he married Charlotte. While Richard Jukes left his mark in Kendall's history as a hymn writer, his work as a Minister was widely appreciated. It is noteworthy that, after a number of appointments where he would have been the junior, Jukes was appointed to three of the most significant Circuits of that time. Tunstall, Staffordshire was the pl… Go to person page >

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First Line: By faith I view my Savior dying
Author: Richard Jukes
Refrain First Line: O yes! he did salvation bring


By faith I see [view] my Saviour dying. [Free Mercy.] This is No. 199 in J. Stamp's Christian's Spiritual Song Book, 1845, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines. As given in the Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, No. 520, stanzas i., ii., and iv. are from Stamp altered, and stanza iii. is by another hand. Daniel Sedgwick has marked this hymn as by “A. T. W.," but gives no authority for the ascription. In Stamp it is given anonymously.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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