Jesus, Full of All Compassion

Jesus, full of all compassion

Author: Daniel Turner
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1. Jesus, Jesus, full of all compassion,
Hear Thy humble suppliant’s cry;
Let me know Thy great salvation,
See, I languish, faint and die.

2. Guilty, but with heart relenting,
Overwhelmed with helpless grief,
Prostrate at Thy feet repining,
Send, O send me quick relief.

3. Whither should a wretch be flying,
But to Him who comfort gives?
Whither, from the dread of dying,
But to Him who ever lives?

4. While I view Thee, wounded, grieving,
Breathless, on the cursèd tree,
Fain, I’d feel my heart believing,
That Thou sufferedst thus for me.

5. With Thy righteousness and Spirit,
I am more than angels blest;
Heir with Thee, all things inherit,
Peace, and joy, and endless rest.

6. Saved! The deed shall spread new glory
Through the shining realms above;
Angels sing the pleasing story,
All enraptured with Thy love.

Author: Daniel Turner

Turner, Daniel, M.A., was born at Blackwater Park, near St. Albans, March 1, 1710. Having received a good classical education, he for some years kept a boarding-school at Hemel Hempstead, but in 1741 he became pastor of the Baptist church, Reading. Thence he removed, in 1748, to Abingdon, and continued pastor of the Baptist church there until his death on Sept. 5, 1798. He was much respected throughout his denomination, and was the friend and correspondent of Robert Robinson, Dr. Rippon, and other eminent men of that day. He probably received the honorary degree of M.A. from the Baptist College, Providence, Rhode Island. Turner was the author of works on Open Communion and Social Religion; also of Short Meditations on Select Portions of Scr… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, full of all compassion
Title: Jesus, Full of All Compassion
Author: Daniel Turner
Source: Baptist Collection by Ash and Evans (Bristol, England: 1769)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Jesus, full of all compassion. D. Turner. [Lent.] Appeared in the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash & Evans, 1769, No. 223, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, headed "The Supplication," and signed "D. T." It was repeated in full in Rippon's Selection, 1787, No. 295; and again in later collections. It is in a large number of modern hymn-books in Great Britain and America, but usually in an abridged form. It is justly regarded as Turner's finest hymn.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)





The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list below for the different attributions. Some editors also describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring…

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