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Christ's Dying Love

How condescending and how kind

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 184 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How condescending and how kind
Was God's eternal son!
Our misery reached His heavenly mind,
And pity brought Him down.

2 This was compassion like a God,
That when the Saviour knew
The price of pardon was His blood,
His pity ne'er withdrew.

3 Now, though He reigns exalted high,
His love is still as great:
Well He remembers Calvary,
Nor should His saints forget.

4 Here we receive repeated seals
Of Jesus' dying love:
Hard is the heart that never feels
One soft affection move.

5 Here let our hearts begin to melt,
While we His death record,
And with our joy for pardoned guilt,
Mourn that we pierced the Lord.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #138

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How condescending and how kind
Title: Christ's Dying Love
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

HOLY TRINITY (Barnby)


HOLY CROSS (53215)


NEW BRITAIN

NEW BRITAIN (also known as AMAZING GRACE) was originally a folk tune, probably sung slowly with grace notes and melodic embellishments. Typical of the Appalachian tunes from the southern United States, NEW BRITAIN is pentatonic with melodic figures that outline triads. It was first published as a hy…

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The Christian Harmony #63A

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The Cyber Hymnal #2495

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