Because I was brought low

Because I was brought low

Translator: John Brownlie (1907)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Because I was brought low,
And sin had triumphed quite,
Thou God, all good, didst bow,
And seek me in the night.

And Thou didst lift me up,
For Thou wert lifted high,
When on the Cross Thou gav’st
Thyself for man to die.

Thou Life, Immortal Life!
O, full of sympathy!
Clothed with my flesh Thou cam’st
From Thy felicity.

To burst our mortal bands,
And vanquish in the strife,
And dead, from death arise,
Crowned with immortal life.

To Father and to Son,
To Thee, blest Spirit, praise,
Here on the earth, and there
Where live the endless days.

Hymns from the East, 1907

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Because I was brought low
Translator: John Brownlie (1907)
Language: English


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