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All ye who seek a certain cure

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1 All ye who seek a certain cure
In trouble and distress,
Whatever sorrow vex the mind
Our guilt the soul opress:

2 Jesus, who gave himself for you
Upon the cross to die;
Opens to you his pitying heart
Oh, now to him draw nigh!

3 Ye hear how kindly he invites
Ye hear his words so blest;--
"All ye that labor, come to me,
And I will give you rest."

4 O Saviour, Joy of saints on high!
O hope of sinners here!
Attracted by those loving words
To thee I lift my prayer.

5 Wash thou my wounds in that dear blood
Which forth from thee doth flow;
New grace, new hope, inspire-- a new.
A better heart bestow.

Source: A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #189

Translator: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All ye who seek a certain cure
Translator: Edward Caswall
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Collection of Hymns #189

Hymns of the Ages #d3

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Lyra Catholica #166

Popular Hymns for Youth #d2

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The Catholic Hymn Book #88

The Little Catholic Hymn Book #d2

The Oxford Hymn Book #88

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The Oxford Hymn Book #88a

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The Oxford Hymn Book #88b

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