1 Christians! the glorious hope ye know
Which soothes the heart in every woe,
While heathens helpless, hopeless lie:
No ray of glory meets their eye.
O give to their desiring sight
The hope that Jesus brought to light.
2 Christians! ye taste the heavenly grace
Which cheers believers in their race.
Uncheered by grace, through heathen gloom
See millions hastening to the tomb.
To heathen lands that grace convey,
Which trains the soul for endless day.
3 Christians! ye prize the Savior’s blood,
In which the soul is cleansed for God.
Millions of souls in darkness dwell,
With none a Savior’s love to tell.
O strive, that heathens soon may view
That precious blood which cleanseth you!
John Cawood was born in 1775, at Matlock, Derbyshire, where his father carried on a small farm. He enjoyed very limited educational advantages. At the age of eighteen he occupied a menial position. But seeking every opportunity of self improvement, and aided by those who interested themselves in his behalf, he was enabled in 1797 to enter S. Edmund Hall, Oxford, and obtained his B.A. in 1801, and his M.A. in 1807. He was ordained in 1801, and most of his life in the ministry was spent as perpetual Curate of S. Ann's Chapel of Ease, Bewdley, Worcestershire. He died in 1852. He published several prose works, but no volume of hymns or poems. His son says, "My father composed about thirteen hymns, which have one by one got into print, th… Go to person page >
Display Title: Christians! The Glorious Hope Ye KnowFirst Line: Christians! the glorious hope ye knowTune Title: FRUMENTIUSAuthor: John CawoodMeter: 188.8.131.52Source: Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, Adapted to the Festivals of the Church of England by Thomas Cotterill, eighth ed. 1819