Glory Be to Jesus

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1 Glory be to Jesus,
who in bitter pains
poured for me the lifeblood
from his sacred veins.

2 Grace and life eternal
in that blood I find;
blest be his compassion,
infinitely kind.

3 Blest through endless ages
be the precious stream
which from endless torment
did the world redeem.

4 Abel's blood for vengeance
pleaded to the skies,
but the blood of Jesus
for our pardon cries.

5 Oft as earth exulting
lifts its praise on high,
angel hosts rejoicing
make their glad reply.

6 Lift we, then, our voices,
swell the mighty flood;
louder still and louder
praise the precious blood!

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #402

Translator: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Glory be to Jesus, Who in bitter pains
Title: Glory Be to Jesus
Italian Title: Viva! viva! Gesù
Translator: Edward Caswall (1857)
Meter: D
Source: Italian, 18th cent.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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