Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb

Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb

Author: John Cennick
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1 Thou dear Redeemer dying Lamb,
We love to hear of thee:
No music's like thy charming name,
Nor half so sweet can be.

2 O let us ever hear thy voice,
In mercy to us speak,
And in our Priest we will rejoice,
Thou great Melchisedeck.

3 Our Jesus shall be still our theme,
While in this world we stay,
We'll sing our Jesu's lovely name,
When all things else decay:

4 When we appear in yonder cloud,
With all thy favored throng,
then will we sing more sweet, more loud,
And Christ shall be our song.

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb
Author: John Cennick
Language: English


Thou dear [great] Redeemer, dying Lamb. J.Cennick. [The Holy Name Jesus.] Published in his Sacred Hymns, &c, Pt. iii., 1743-44, p. 143. It was included in the 1875 edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book as "Thou great Redeemer, dying Lamb." In the English Moravian Hymn Book, 1886, it is given in 3 stanzas, and begins with the original first line.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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