He saved others, scorners cried

He saved others, scorners cried

Author: James Montgomery
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"He saved others," scorners cried,
Beholding Jesus crucified;
"Is this the Son of God with power?
Lo, in His own afflictive hour,
Himself he cannot save."

He was the Son of God with power,
He "came unto that very hour;"
I'll joy in His reproach and shame,
"He savest others;" I'll exclaim,
"Himself He could not save."

His agony and bloody sweat,
His cross and passion paid my debt;
He saved others when he fell,
Yet,--who the mystery can tell?
Himself, He could not save.

Love, love unthroned the Son of God;
Love bruised Him with the Father's rod;
Love gave, and love reclaim'd His breath;
He saved others by His death;
Himself he could not save.

Were Love and Deity at strife?
No,--freely He resign'd His life;
God freely sent Him from above;
Love is of God, for God is love;
Himself He could not Save.

Have I hope beyond the grave;
'Tis this, Himself he could not save;
Hope full of immortality;
He saved others, saved me;
Himself He could not save.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: He saved others, scorners cried
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English