Since Jesus freely did appearAuthor: John Berridge (1785)
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1 Since Jesus freely did appear
To grace a marriage feast,
O Lord, we ask Thy presence here,
To be a wedding Guest.
2 Upon the bridal pair look down,
Who now have plighted hands;
Their union with Thy favor crown,
And bless the nuptial bands.
3 In purest love these souls unite,
That they with Christian care,
May make domestic burdens light
By taking mutual share.
4 And when that solemn hour shall come,
And life's short space be o'er,
May they in triumph reach that home,
Where they shall part no more.
Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #481
Since Jesus freely did appear. J. Berridge. [ Holy Matrimony.] Appeared in the Gospel Magazine for Aug. 1775, p. 380, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, headed with the text St. John ii. 1, 2, followed by the words "A Wedding Hymn," and signed "Old Everton." It was afterwards included in his Zion's Songs, 1785, as "Our Jesus freely did appear." It is given in modern hymnbooks generally in an altered form, with varying number of stanzas.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #6139||Since Jesus Freely Did Appear||Since Jesus freely did appear||SABBATA||John Berridge||CM||<cite>Gospel Magazine</cite>, August 1775|