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God's Son vile men were binding

God's Son vile men were binding

Author: Charles Venn Pilcher
Tune: REYKJAVIK
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 God's Son vile men were binding
That I might go forth free,
By His hard bondage finding
God's boundless clemency:
On Him harsh fetters, paining
By sorest chafing, lay:
From me sin's bond enchaining,
Unfastened, fell away.

2 Lord, let Thy bonds still hold me
In bondage true and pure;
With cords of love enfold me
From this false world's allure:
Yea, though on earth I tarry,
My spirit, ransomed, free,
Thy gentle yoke would carry,
Thy ready servant be.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #388

Author: Charles Venn Pilcher

Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >

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