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Holy Jesus, Savior Blessed

Holy Jesus, Savior blest

Author: Richard Mant
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Holy Jesus, Saviour blest,
When by passion strong possest
Through this world of sin we stray,
Thou to guide us art the Way.

2 Holy Lord, when error's night
Dims and blinds our clouded sight,
Through the mists of sin to shine,
Thou dost rise, the Truth divine.

3 Holy Jesus, when our power
Fails us in temptation's hour,
All unequal to the strife,
Thou to aid us art the Life.

4 Who would reach the heavenly home,
Who would to the Father come,
Who the Father's presence see,
Jesus, he must come by Thee.

5 Channel of the Father's grace,
Image of the Father's face,
Saviour blest, incarnate Son,
With the Father thou art One.

6 Glory to the Father be,
Glory, only Son, to Thee;
And, of equal power confest,
Glory to the Spirit blest.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #229

Author: Richard Mant

Mant, Richard D.D., son of the Rev. Richard Mant, Master of the Grammar School, Southampton, was born at Southampton, Feb. 12, 1776. He was educated at Winchester and Trinity, Oxford (B.A. 1797, M.A., 1799). At Oxford he won the Chancellor's prize for an English essay: was a Fellow of Oriel, and for some time College Tutor. On taking Holy Orders he was successively curate to his father, then of one or two other places, Vicar of Coggeshall, Essex, 1810; Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1813, Rector of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, London. 1816, and East Horsley, 1818, Bishop of Killaloe, 1820, of Down and Connor, 1823, and of Dromore, 1842. He was also Bampton Lecturer in 1811. He died Nov. 2, 1848. His prose works were numerou… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy Jesus, Savior blest
Title: Holy Jesus, Savior Blessed
Author: Richard Mant
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Holy Jesus, Saviour blest. Bishop R. Mant. [Jesus the Way, Truth, & Life.] First published in his Ancient Hymns, &c., as one of the originals appended thereto, 1837, p. 134, in 6 stanza of four line, and headed, "Hymn commemorative of 'The Way, the Truth, and the Life'" (edition 1871, p. 225). It is altered in several instances, as in the Cooke and Denton Hymnal, 1853; the Appendix to the Hymnal Noted, 1862, "Holy Jesus, Saviour bless'd."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Holy Jesus, Saviour blest, p. 531, i. This hymn was first published in Bp. Mant's Holydays of the Church, vol. i. 1828, and then in his Ancient Hymns, &c, 1837.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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Church Book #229

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Conquest Hymns #29

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Hymns for Church and Home #86

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The Book of Worship #206

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The College Hymnal #132

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The Hosanna #29

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The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d171

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The New Hymnary #31a

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