Come, magnify the Savior's love

Author: Edward Osler

Osler, Edward, was born at Falmouth in January, 1798, and was educated for the medical profession, first by Dr. Carvosso, at Falmouth, and then at Guy's Hospital, London. From 1819 to 1836 he was house surgeon at the Swansea Infirmary. He then removed to London, and devoted himself to literary pursuits. For some time he was associated with the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, both in London and at Bath. In 1841 he became the Editor of the Royal Cornwall Gazette, and took up his residence at Truro. He retained that appointment till his death, at Truro, March 7, 1863. For the Linnaean Society he wrote Burrowing and Boring Marine Animals. He also published Church and Bible; The Voyage: a Poem written at Sea, and in the West Indies,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, magnify the Savior's love
Author: Edward Osler
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Come, magnify the Saviour's love. E. Osier. [Passiontide.] First published in Hall's Mitre, 1836, No. 95, and again in the author's Church and King, March, 1837 (p. 84), where it is given after a prose meditation on "Christ exalted through humiliation and suffering," being the theme for the Sunday next before Easter. From the Mitre it has passed into several collections. The Mitre text, which differs somewhat from Church and King, is generally adopted.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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