Behold, My Soul, Thy Savior King

Behold, my soul, thy Savior King!

Author: Arthur T. Russell
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Behold, my soul, thy Savior King!
His sufferings thy redemption bring:
Attend, my soul, His lonely cry—
The voice of blood that rends the sky!

2 Those dying groans shall rend my heart;
Those nails to me shall pain impart:
My flesh, my will I crucify:
With Thee, my Lord, I mourn—I die.

3 In vain all other friends are mine,
If Thou on me refuse to shine:
Thy love alone can fill my soul,
And make my wounded spirit whole.

4 Canst Thou, O Lord, accept my prayer,
And still this guilty wanderer spare?
Then in Thy name I come to Thee,
And to Thy cross for ever flee.

5 Beneath Thy cross in prayer and praise
I’ll spend the remnant of my days:
Beneath Thy cross my closing eyes
Shall rest, till Heaven my sleep surprise.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9683

Author: Arthur T. Russell

Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Behold, my soul, thy Savior King!
Title: Behold, My Soul, Thy Savior King
Author: Arthur T. Russell
Source: Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deighton, 1851)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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