As on the cross the Saviour hung

As on the cross the Savior hung

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 161 hymnals

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'Twas on the cross the Savior hung,
And wept, and bled, and died,
He poured salvation on a wretch
that languished at his side.
His crimes with inward grief and shame,
The Penitent confessed;
Then turned his dying eyes to Christ,
And thus his prayer addressed:

Jesus, thou Son and heir of heaven!
Thou spotless Lamb of God!
I see thee bathed in sweat and tears,
And weltering in thy blood.
Yet quickly from these scenes of woe
In triumph thou shalt rise;
Burst through the gloomy shades of death,
And shine above the skies

Amid the glories of that world,
Dear Savior, think on me,
And in the victories of thy death,
Let me a sharer be.
His prayer the dying Jesus hears,
And instantly replies,
Today thy parting soul shall be
With me in paradise.

The Southern Harmony

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 >

Text Information

First Line: As on the cross the Savior hung
Title: As on the cross the Saviour hung
Author: Samuel Stennett
Meter: D
Language: English



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

The New Harp of Columbia, Restored Edition #17

Tune Info

The Sacred Harp (Rev. Cooper Ed.) #44

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