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

Johannes Olearius (b. Halle, Germany, 1611; d. Weissenfels, Germany, 1684) Born into a family of Lutheran theologians, Olearius received his education at the University of Wittenberg and later taught theology there. He was ordained a Lutheran pastor and appointed court preacher to Duke August of Sachsen-Weissenfels in Halle and later to Duke Johann Adolph in Weissenfels. Olearius wrote a commentary on the entire Bible, published various devotional books, and produced a translation of the Imitatio Christi by Thomas a Kempis. In the history of church music Olearius is mainly remembered for his hymn collection, which was widely used in Lutheran churches. Bert Polman… 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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The Hymnal and Order of Service #436

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #436

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