He saw me sinking in distress

He saw me sinking in distress

Author: Samuel Stennett (1787)
Tune: MY LIFE AND BREATH
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 He saw me sinking in distress,
And flew to my relief,
For me He bore the shameful cross,
And carried all my grief.

Refrain:
To Him I owe my life and breath,
And all the joys I have,
He makes me triumph over death,
And saves me from the grave.

2 To Heav'n, the place of His abode,
He brings my weary feet;
Shows me the glories of my God,
And makes my joys complete. [Refrain]

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #527

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: He saw me sinking in distress
Author: Samuel Stennett (1787)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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The Sacred Harp #527

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