When first the God of boundless grace

When first the God of boundless grace

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 When first the GOD of boundless grace
Disclos'd his kind design,
To rescue our apostate race
From mis'ry, shame, and sin;

2 Quick, through the realms of light and bliss,
The joyful tidings ran;
Each heart exulted at the news,
That GOD would dwell with man.

3 Yet 'midst their joys they paus'd awhile
And asked with strange surprise,
"But how can injur'd justice smile;
"Or look with pitying eyes?

4 ["Will the Almighty deign again
"To visit yonder world;
"And hither bring rebellious men,
"Whence rebels once were hurl'd?

5 "Their tears, and groans, and deep distress
"Aloud for mercy call;
"But ah! must truth and righteousness
"To mercy victims fall?"

6 So spake the friends of GOD and man,
Delighted, yet surpris'd;
Eager to know the wond'rous plan,
That wisdom had devis'd.]

7 The Son of GOD attentive heard,
And quickly thus reply'd,
"In me let mercy be reve'd,
"And justice satisfy'd.

8 "Behold! my vital blood I pour,
"A sacrifice to GOD;
"Let angry justice now no more
"Demand the sinner's blood."

9 He spake, and heaven's high arches rung,
With shouts of loud applause;
"He dy'd," the friendly angels sung,
Nor cease their rapturous joys.


Source: A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #48

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: When first the God of boundless grace
Author: Samuel Stennett
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d170
A Collection of Hymns, More Particularly Designed for the Use of the West Society in Boston. (2nd ed. with Additions) #CXXVIIPage Scan
A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d351
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #48TextPage Scan
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #81Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #19Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #19Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #21Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #26Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #212Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #21Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d704
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d249
A Selection of Hymns: including a few originals, designed to aid the friends of Zion in their private and social worship #87Page Scan
Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being formerly a collection (12th ed.) #146Page Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #23Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d483
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and designed for the use of the church universal, in public and private devotion; with an appendix, containing the original hymns omitted in the last ed. #36Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #LXIIIPage Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #XXIPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d608
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #LVPage Scan
The Good Old Songs #d623
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d634
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #739Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d924
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d973



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