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The Savior's Message

Hark, 'tis the Savior of mankind

Author: John Murray
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hark, 'tis the Saviour of mankind,
Speaks to his chosen few;
'Tis he who leads the wand'ring blind,
In ways they could not know.

2 'Tis he who says, "Go forth my friends,
Proclaim my truth to all;
Inform each soul my grace extends
As wide as Adam's fall.

3 Tell sinners of the deepest dye,
That they might life obtain,
I chose the cursed death to die,
And taste infernal pain!

4 What though my ransom'd may refuse,,
The message to receive;
And you the messengers abuse,
Yet still I come to save.

5 Yea, should the tempter still prevail,
To blind my people's eyes;
In my great day I'll rend the veil,
From all beneath the skies.

6 Then ev'ry eye shall see the grace,
You now in faith declare;
And I myself from ev'ry face,
Will wipe off ev'ry tear."

7 Lord we believe thy sacred word,
And wait the glorious day,
When ev'ry soul by grace restor'd,
Shall walk in wisdom's way.



Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CXXVIII

Author: John Murray

Murray, Rev. John. (Alton, Hants, England, December 10, 1741--September 3, 11815, Boston, Massachusetts). As a young man he joined the Universalist church in London which had been gathered by James Relly. In 1770 he emigrated to America, bringing with him a copy of the collection Christian Hymns, Poems, and Sacred SOngs, sacred to the praise of God, our Saviour, published by Relly earlier in that year. This book was reprinted for Murray in 1776 at Burlington, New Jersey, and a second reprint in 1782 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in which five hymns by "J.M." were included. These were the earliest Universalist hymns written in America. Murray is regarded as the founder of the Universalist denomination in the United States and was minister of… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, 'tis the Savior of mankind
Title: The Savior's Message
Author: John Murray
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Evangelical Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #43

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #82

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CXXVIII

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #235

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #235

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