The Savior, what a noble flame

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1 the Saviour, what a noble flame
Was kindl'd in his brest,
When hasting to Jerusalem,
He march'd before the rest!

2 Good-will to men and zeal for God
His ev'ry thought engross;
He longs to be baptiz'd with blood;
He pants to reach his cross.

3 With all his suff'rings full in view,
And woes to us unknown,
Forth to the task his spirit flew;
'Twas love that urg'd him on.

4 Lord! we return thee what we can,
Our hearts shall sound abroad
Salvation to the dying man,
And to the rising God!

5 And while thy bleeding glories here
Engage our wond'ring eyes;
We learn our lighter cross to bear,
And hasten to the skies.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #138

Author: William Cowper

Cowper, William, the poet. The leading events in the life of Cowper are: born in his father's rectory, Berkhampstead, Nov. 26, 1731; educated at Westminster; called to the Bar, 1754; madness, 1763; residence at Huntingdon, 1765; removal to Olney, 1768; to Weston, 1786; to East Dereham, 1795; death there, April 25,1800. The simple life of Cowper, marked chiefly by its innocent recreations and tender friendships, was in reality a tragedy. His mother, whom he commemorated in the exquisite "Lines on her picture," a vivid delineation of his childhood, written in his 60th year, died when he was six years old. At his first school he was profoundly wretched, but happier at Westminster; excelling at cricket and football, and numbering Warren Hastin… Go to person page >

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Author: William Cowper

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The Saviour, what a noble flame. W. Cowper. [Passiontide.] Published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. ii., No. 55, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Jesus hasting to suffer." In its original form it is seldom used. In Cotterill's Selection, 1810, hymn No. 4, begins, "See! what unbounded zeal and love." This is composed as follows:—
Stanza i. "See what unbounded zeal," &c. Cotterill.
Stanza ii. “Goodwill to man, and zeal," &c. Cowper.
Stanza iii. "With all His sufferings," &c. Cowper.
Stanza iv. "By His obedience," &c. Cotterill.
Stanza v. "Lord, fill our hearts," &c. Cowper.
Stanza vi. "With love like Thine," &c. Cotterill.
On the withdrawal of the 8th ed. of Cotterill's Selection, 1819, stanzas v. and vi. were rewritten, and the cento in this revised form was given in the 9th edition, 1820, and is that which is in common use (as in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872) at the present time. It is common use is "With all His sufferings full in view." This begins with stanzas iii. of the original.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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MARTYRDOM (Wilson)

MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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