Praise for Redemption

Come, ye redeemed by Jesus' blood

Author: Oliver Holden
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Come, ye redeem'd by Jesus' blood,
Your grateful songs employ;
He brought your wand'ring souls to God,
And turn'd your grief to joy.

2 Think, ransom'd sinner, what a price
Was paid to set you free!
Th' Eternal Son was nail'd and dy'd
Upon the bloody tree.

3 Our yielding hearts cannot be cold,
While viewing such a scene!
E'en nature trembled to behold
The suff'rings of her King!

4 The massy rocks in sunder clave,
When Jesus clos'd his eyes;
The sleeping saints leap'd from their graves,
And darkness spread the skies.

5 Mysterious grace! all-conquering love!
Too deep for angels' ken:
That he whom seraphs praise above,
Should die for guilty men.

6 Then join, ye ransom'd in the song,
And, while ye taste his love,
Let every saint the them prolong,
Till call'd to praise above.

Source: Society hymns, original and selected on evangelical and experimental subjects #XII

Author: Oliver Holden

Holden, Oliver, one of the pioneers of American psalmody, was born in 1765, and was brought up as a carpenter. Subsequently he became a teacher and music-seller. He died at Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1844. His published works are American Harmony, 1793; the Worcester Collection, 1797; and other Tune books. One of his most popular tunes is "Coronation." It is thought that he edited a small hymn-book, published at Boston before 1808, in which are 21 of his hymns with the signature "H." A single copy only of this book is known, and that is without title-page. Of his hymns the following are in common use:— 1. All those who seek a throne of grace. [God present where prayer is offered.] Was given in Peabody's Springfield Collection, 1835… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, ye redeemed by Jesus' blood
Title: Praise for Redemption
Author: Oliver Holden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Choice Hymns #174

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d43

The Young Convert's Companion #d22

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