Great is our redeeming Lord

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1 Great is our redeeming Lord,
In, power, and truth, and grace;
Him, by highest heaven adored,
His Church on earth doth praise:
In the city of our God,
In His holy mount below,
Publish, spread His name abroad,
And all His greatness show.

2 For Thy loving kindness, Lord,
We in Thy temple stay;
Here Thy faithful love record,
Thy saving power display:
With Thy name Thy praise is known,
Glorious Thy perfections shine;
Earth’s remotest bounds shall own
Thy works are all divine.

3 See the Gospel Church secure,
And founded on a rock;
All her promises are sure;
Her bulwarks who can shock?
Count! her every precious shrine;
Tell, to after ages tell,
Fortified by power divine,
The church can never fail.

4 Zion’s God is all our own,
Who on His love rely;
We His pardoning love have known,
And live to Christ and die:
To the new Jerusalem
He our faithful guide shall be;
Him we claim, and rest in Him,
Through all eternity.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9987

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >



AMSTERDAM (Foundery Collection)

For more tune info, see Zahn 7341a or Hymn Tune Index 1648a-d. Note that attributions to James Nares don't appear until after 1820.

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The Cyber Hymnal #9987
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Hymns and Psalms #438

Singing the Faith #683


The Cyber Hymnal #9987

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