Hail, boundless love, that first began

Hail, boundless love, that first began

Author: J. Brewer
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Hail, boundless love, that first began
The scheme to rescue fallen man!
Hail, matchless, free, eternal grace,
That gave my soul a hiding-place.

2 Against the God that rules the sky
I fought with hands uplifted high;
Despis'd his rich, abounding grace,
Too proud to seek a hiding-place.

3 But thus th'eternal counsel ran,
"Almighty love arrest that man;"
I felt the arrows of distress,
And found I had no hiding-place.

4 Indignant justice stood in view,
To Sinai's fiery mount I flew;
But justice cry'd with frowning face,
"This mountain is no hiding-place."

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #334

Author: J. Brewer

John Hyatt Brewer was an organist and composer; born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 18th 1856. For 7 years he was boy-soprano in various churches; and he was a vocal pupil of Walter, Cutler, and Wilder. He learned pianoforte and harmony from R. Navarro, and organ-playing under Diller, Caulfield, Whitely, and Dudley Buck (he was pupil of the latter for 5 years, in organ and composition). In 1871 Brewer began his career as organist at the City Park Chapel, passing to the Church of the Messiah (for 4 years), Clinton Avenue Congregational Church (for 4 years), and finally (in 1881) to the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church as organist and director, which office he held at least until 1899. He was an active member of the New York Musical So… Go to person page >

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Author: J. Brewer


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