Redeemed, restored, forgiven

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1 Redeemed, restored, forgiven
Through Jesus' precious blood,
Heirs of his home in heaven --
Oh, praise our pard'ning God!
Praise him in tuneful measures
Who gave his Son to die;
Praise him whose sev'nfold treasures
Enrich and sanctify.

2 Once on the dreary mountain
We wandered far and wide,
Far from the cleansing fountain,
Far from the pierced side.
But Jesus sought and found us;
Our many sins he bore.
With cords of love he bound us
To him forevermore.

3 Dear Master, yours the glory
Of each recovered soul.
Ah, who can tell the story
Of love that made us whole?
Not ours, not ours the merit;
To you alone the praise!
Give us a thankful spirit
To serve you all our days.

4 Now keep us, holy Savior,
In your true love and fear,
And grant us by your favor
The grace to persevere
Till, in your new creation,
Our earthly troubles o'er,
Heirs of your free salvation,
We praise you evermore.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #388

Author: H. W. Baker

Baker, Sir Henry Williams, Bart., eldest son of Admiral Sir Henry Loraine Baker, born in London, May 27, 1821, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated, B.A. 1844, M.A. 1847. Taking Holy Orders in 1844, he became, in 1851, Vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire. This benefice he held to his death, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1877. He succeeded to the Baronetcy in 1851. Sir Henry's name is intimately associated with hymnody. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, "Oh! what if we are Christ's," which he contributed to Murray's Hymnal for the Use of the English Church, 1852. His hymns, including metrical litanies and translations, number in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 33 in all. These were cont… Go to person page >

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First Line: Redeemed, restored, forgiven
Author: H. W. Baker
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Redeemed, restored, forgiven. Sir H. W. Baker. (Praise for Salvation.] In Hymns for Mission Churches . . . ed. by the Compilers of Hymns Ancient & Modern, n.d., No. 136; and the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


MUNICH (Mendelssohn)

MUNICH has a colorful history. Traces of it run as far back as 1593 in the Dresden, Germany, Gesangbuch in conjunction with the text 'Wir Christenleut." A version from a Meiningen Gesangbuch (1693) is still used in Lutheranism for "O Gott, du frommer Gott." Felix Mendelssohn's adaptation of that tun…

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NYLAND, named for a province in Finland, is a folk melody from Kuortane, South Ostrobothnia, Finland. In fact, the tune is also known as KUORTANE. NYLAND was first published with a hymn text in an appendix to the 1909 edition of the Finnish Suomen Evankelis Luterilaisen Kirken Koraalikirja. It gaine…

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