Blessed Redeemer

Up Calvary's mountain one dreadful morn

Author: Avis B. Christiansen (1920)
Tune: REDEEMER (Loes)
Published in 41 hymnals

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1 Up Calv’ry’s mountain, one dreadful morn,
Walked Christ my Savior, weary and worn;
Facing for sinners death on the cross,
That He might save them from endless loss.

Blessed Redeemer! Precious Redeemer!
Seems I now see Him on Calvary’s tree;
Wounded and bleeding, for sinners pleading,
Blind and unheeding—dying for me!

2 “Father forgive them!” thus did He pray,
E’en while His lifeblood flowed fast away;
Praying for sinners while in such woe—
No one but Jesus ever loved so. [Refrain]

3 Oh, how I love Him, Savior and Friend,
How can my praises ever find end!
Through years unnumbered on heaven’s shore,
My tongue shall praise Him forevermore. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Avis B. Christiansen

Born: Oc­to­ber 11, 1895, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 14, 1985, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Pseudonyms: Christian B. An­son Avis Bur­ges­son Constance B. Ried Encouraged by her grand­mo­ther, a god­ly wo­man who loved the mu­sic of the soul as ex­pressed in verse, Avis wrote her first po­em at age ten. Then one Sun­day morn­ing in Moody Church, as she list­ened to a new song by Har­ry Loes, the Lord re­mind­ed her that the tal­ent en­trusted to her be­longed to Him. Her im­med­i­ate long­ing to ex­press His love and bless­ing re­sult­ed in two hymns. One of them, "That Is Far Enough for Me," was quick­ly set to mu­sic by Dan­iel Town­er, then di­rect­or of mu­sic fo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Up Calvary's mountain one dreadful morn
Title: Blessed Redeemer
Author: Avis B. Christiansen (1920)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blessed Redeemer, precious Redeemer



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