Jesus, blessed Lord and Savior

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1. Jesus, blessèd Lord and Savior,
Bowed in death on Calv’ry’s tree,
Darkest hour of bitter judgment,
Borne to set Thy people free;
Sweet our portion, sweet our portion,
As we thus remember Thee.

2. From the highest heights of glory,
To the cross of deepest shame,
Thus accomplishing redemption,
Jesus in His pity came;
Precious Savior, precious Savior,
We adore Thy matchless name.

3. From the darkness and the distance,
From the crushing load of sin,
Blessèd Savior, Thou hast freed us,
By Thy blood hast made us clean;
In Thy beauty, in Thy beauty,
Now Thy ransomed ones are seen.

4. Thus assured of Thine acceptance
We to God may now draw near;
In the holiest may worship;
Perfect love hath cast out fear;
To the Father, to the Father,
We in Christ are near and dear.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3262

Author: G. DeMattos

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First Line: Jesus, blessed Lord and Savior
Author: G. DeMattos



Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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