11921. The Savior, What A Noble Flame

1 The Savior, what a noble flame
Was kindled in His breast:
When hasting to Jerusalem
He marched before the rest!

2 Good-will to men and zeal to God,
His every thought engross;
He longs to be baptized with blood,
He pants to reach the cross.

3 With all His sufferings full in view,
And woes, to us, unknown,
Forth to the task His Spirit flew,
’Twas love that urged 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 wondering eyes;
We learn our lighter cross to bear,
And hasten to the skies.

Text Information
First Line: The Savior, what a noble flame
Title: The Savior, What A Noble Flame
Author: William Cowper
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Olney Hymns (London, W. Oliver, 1779), Book 2
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: YORK
Meter: CM
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1615
Copyright: Public Domain

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