1. Hallelujah! who shall part
Christ's own church from Christ's own heart?
Sever from the Saviour's side
Souls for whom the Saviour died?
Dash one precious jewel down
From Immanuel's blood-bought crown?
Ĝ. Hallelujah! shall the sword
Part us from our glorious Lord?
Trouble dark or dire disgrace
E'er the Spirit's seal efface?
Famine, nakedness, or hate
Bride and Bridegroom separate?
3. Hallelujah! life nor death,
Powers above nor powers beneath,
Monarch's might nor tyrant's doom,
Things that are nor things to come,
Men nor angels, e'er shall part
Christ's own church from Christ's own heart.
Dickinson, William, published in 1846:— Hymns for Passion Week and the Forty Days, Adapted for Churches or for Private Worship, Lond., J. Nisbet & Co., 1846. These hymns deal with such events in the history of Our Lord, as "The Alabaster Box"; "The Barren Fig Tree"; "The Cleansing of the Temple"; "The washing of the Disciples' feet," &c.; and with the Parables of "The Wedding garment"; "The Talents," &c, which are not commonly versified, and are worthy of attention. The following have come into common use:—
1. Calm'd each soul, and clos'd each door. Easterday at Even. This is in the Rugby School Hymn Book, 1876; and as "Calm they sit with closed door," in Kennedy, 1863; and Holy Song, 1869.
2. Ere that solemn hour of doom. The… Go to person page >