O thou whose all redeeming might

O thou whose all redeeming might

Author: Richard Meux Benson
Tune: AUCTORITATE SAECULI
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1. O Thou whose all redeeming might
Crowns every chief in faith’s true fight,
On this commemoration day
Hear us, good Jesu, while we pray.

2. In faithful strife for Thy dear name
Thy servant earned the saintly fame,
Which pious hearts with praise revere
In constant memory year by year.

3. Earth’s fleeting joys he counted naught,
For higher, truer joys he sought,
And now, with angels round the Thy throne,
Unfading treasures are his own.

4. O grant that we, most gracious God,
May follow in the steps he trod;
And, freed from every stain of sin,
As he hath won may also win.

5. To Thee, O Christ, our loving king,
All glory, praise, and thanks we bring;
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost forevermore.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5420

Author: Richard Meux Benson

The Rev. Richard M. Benson was a clergyman of the Church of England, and was one of the "Cowley Brothers." He spent some time in 1870-71 in the United States, labouring with zeal and success in several dioceses. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou whose all redeeming might
Author: Richard Meux Benson

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Benson, Richard Meux, M.A., educated at Christ Church, Oxford; B.A., in honours, 1847, M.A., 1849. On taking Holy Orders, he became curate of St. Mark's, Surbiton, 1849; and Vicar of Cowley, Oxford, 1850. He is also Student of Christ Church, Oxford. His works include The Wisdom of the Son of David; Redemption, 1861; The Divine Rule of Prayer; and others. His hymns, “O Thou whose all redeeming might," a translation of "Jesu, Redemptor omnium," q, v., and "Praise to God Who reigns above," were contributed to Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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