1 Holy, holy, holy Lord!
By the hosts of heaven ador'd,
Teach us how to worship thee:
Only uncreated mind,
Wonders in thy nature meet;
Perfect Unity combin'd
With Society complete.
2 All perfection dwells in thee,
Now to us obscurely known,
Three in one, and one in three,
Great Jehovah, God alone!
Be our all, O Lord divine!
Father, Saviour, Vital Breath!
Body, spirit, soul be thine,
Now, and at, and after death!
3 Glorious, thou, in holiness,
Father didst thy rights maintain;
Truth and grace at once express,
When thy only Son was slain:
Here is deepest wisdom seen;
Here the richest stores of grace:
Mildest love, and vengeance keen;
O how bright their mingled rays!
4 Fearful thou in praises too,
Loving Saviour, slaughter'd Lamb!
We with joy and reverence view
All thy glory, all they shame!
Be thy death the death of sin,
Be thy life the sinner's plea;
Save me, teach me, rule within,
Prophet, Priest, and King to me.
Ryland, John, D.D., son of Rev. John Collett Ryland, was born at Warwick, Jan. 29, 1753. At that time his father was Baptist minister at Warwick, but in 1759 removed to Northampton. "J. Ryland, junior," as for many years he was accustomed to subscribe himself, was in 1781 ordained co-pastor with his father at Northampton. In 1794 he accepted the presidency of the Baptist College and the pastorate of the church in Broadmead, Bristol, and these offices he retained until his death on June 25, 1825. Dr. Ryland was a man of considerable literary culture, and received the degree of D.D. from Brown University, Rhode Island. He was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society, and for the three years following the death of Rev. A. Fuller,… Go to person page >