Let Christian Faith and Hope Dispel

Let Christian faith and hope dispel

Author: John Logan
Tune: ST. MAGNUS (Clarke)
Published in 20 hymnals

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Let Christian faith and hope dispel
the fears of guilt and woe;
The Lord Almighty is our friend,
and who can prove a foe?

He who his Son, most dear and loved,
gave up for us to die.
Shall he not all things freely give
that goodness can supply?

Behold the best, the greatest gift,
of everlasting love!
Behold the pledge of peace below,
and perfect bliss above!

Where is the judge who can condemn,
since God hath justified?
Who shall charge those with guilt or crime
for whom the Saviour died?

The Saviour died, but rose again
triumphant from the grave;
And pleads our cause at God’s right hand,
omnipotent to save.

Who then can e’er divide us more
from Jesus and his love,
Or break the sacred chain that binds
the earth to heav’n above?

Let troubles rise, and terrors frown,
and days of darkness fall;
Through him all dangers we’ll defy,
and more than conquer all.

Nor death nor life, nor earth nor hell,
nor time’s destroying sway,
Can e’er efface us from his heart,
or make his love decay.

Each future period that will bless,
as it has bless’d the past;
He loved us from the first of time,
he loves us to the last.

Scottish Psalms and Paraphrases

Author: John Logan

Logan, John, son of a farmer, born at Fala, Midlothian, 1748, and educated at Edinburgh University, in due course entering the ministry of the Church of Scotland and becoming the minister of South Leith in 1770. During the time he held this charge he delivered a course of lectures on philosophy and history with much success. While he was thus engaged, the chair of Universal History in the University became vacant; but as a candidate he was unsuccessful. A tragedy, entitled Runnamede, followed. He offered it to the manager of Covent Garden Theatre, but it was interdicted by the Lord Chamberlain "upon suspicion of having a seditious tendency." It was subsequently acted in Edinburgh. In 1775 he formed one of the Committee by whom the Translati… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let Christian faith and hope dispel
Title: Let Christian Faith and Hope Dispel
Author: John Logan
Source: Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1745, alt.; The Scottish Psalter (Oxford University Press, 1929)
Language: English
Notes: Hymn text, suggested tune AZMON


ST. MAGNUS (Clarke)

ST. MAGNUS first appeared in Henry Playford's Divine Companion (1707 ed.) as an anonymous tune with soprano and bass parts. The tune was later credited to Jeremiah Clark (b. London, England, c. 1670; d. London, 1707), who was a chorister in the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of James II in…

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