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From the dazzling seats of glory

From the dazzling seats of glory

Author: John M. Whyte
Tune: [From the dazzling seats of glory]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 From the dazzling seats of glory,
Came the Son of God to die;
Freely gave Himself a ransom,
For a sinner such as I.

Come to Jesus, come to Jesus,
Weary sinner, hear the call;
At the cross lay down thy burden,
Let thy Savior bear it all.

2 I was weary—heavy-laden;
“Come to me,” said He “and rest.”
At His feet I laid my burden—
Fell upon my Savior’s breast. [Refrain]

3 When I trusted, simply trusted,
Thrilled to life my dying soul;
Praise His name, I love to tell it;
Jesus Christ hath made me whole. [Refrain]

4 Now He keeps me, ever keeps me,
Close within His arms of love;
Sure the peace my Savior gives me,
Must be like to that above. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #61

Author: John M. Whyte

John M. (Marchant) Whyte. Evangelist, hymn writer, singer, b Paris, Canada West (Ontario), 8 Jun 1850, d Toronto 17 Mar 1927. He studied at the University of Toronto and devoted himself to evangelistic and temperance work. Typical of several hundred songs for which he wrote the words or the music, or both, are 'Canada Shall Yet Be Free,' 'Toronto the Good,' and 'Song of Trust.' Many songs appeared in separate editions published by Toronto News Co or Briggs. With his brother David Albert Whyte he edited Sing Out the Glad News (Briggs 1885) and Songs of Calvary (Briggs 1889). The Great Redemption (Briggs 1894), Nuggets of Gold (Briggs 1898) and Battle Songs of the Cross (1901) contain many of his own melodies. Eight of his hymns are reprinted… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From the dazzling seats of glory
Author: John M. Whyte
Refrain First Line: Come to Jesus, come to Jesus



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Battle Songs of the Cross #d48

Songs of Calvary #d21

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #61

The Great Redemption in Songs New and Selected #d65

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