God loved our erring mortal race

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1 God loved our erring mortal race,
And thro' His Son bestowed His grace,
That all who will in Him believe
May everlasting life receive.

2 Christ Jesus is the ground of faith,
Who was made flesh and suffered death;
All who confide in Him alone
Have built on this chief Cornerstone.

3 God would not have the sinner die;
His Son with saving grace is nigh
His Spirit in the Word doth teach
How man the blessèd goal may reach.

4 Glory to God the Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One!
To Thee, O blessèd Trinity,
Be praise throughout eternity!

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #436

Author: Johann Olearius

Olearius, Johannes, son of Johann Olearius, pastor of St. Mary's Church and superintendent at Halle, was born at Halle, Sept. 17, (N.S.) 1611. He entered the University of Wittenberg in 1629 (M.A. 1632, D.D. 1643], where he became lecturer, and, in 1635, adjunct of the philosophical faculty. In 1637 he became Superintendent at Querfurt; and, in 1643, was appointed by Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels as his chief court preacher, and private chaplain at Halle, where he became in 1657 Kirchenrath, and in 1664 General Superintendent. When, on the death of Duke August in 1680, the administration of Magdeburg fell to the Elector of Brandenburg, Duke Johann Adolf gave Olearius similar appointments at Weissenfels, which he held till his death on… Go to person page >

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First Line: God loved our erring mortal race
Author: Johann Olearius

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OLD HUNDREDTH

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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