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How Shall I My Savior Set Forth?

How shall I my Saviour set forth?

Author: James Maxwell
Tune: [How shall I my Savior set forth]
Published in 56 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 How shall I my Savior set forth?
How shall I His beauties declare?
Or how shall I speak of His worth,
Or what His chief dignities are?

O wonderful love! O wonderful love!
O wonderful, wonderful love,
My Savior showed to me.

2 Tho’ once He was nailed to the cross,
Vile rebels like me to set free,
His glory sustainèd no loss,
Eternal His kingdom shall be. [Refrain]

3 O sinners! believe and adore
This Savior, so rich to redeem;
No creature can ever explore
The treasure of goodness in Him. [Refrain]

4 Come, all ye who see yourselves lost,
And feel yourselves burdened with sin,
Draw near while with terror you’re tossèd,
Obey, and your peace shall begin. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10469

Author: James Maxwell

Maxwell, James , was born in Renfrewshire in 1720. In his youth he journeyed to England with a hardware pack, but eventually returning to Scotland, he followed the joint occupation of schoolmaster and poet. In 1783, during a famine in Scotland he was reduced to great destitution, and had to earn his bread by breaking stones on the highway. Most of his publications (from 30 to 40 in all) were produced after that period. The two works in which we are interested are:— (1) Hymns and Spiritual Songs. In Three Books. 1759. (2) A New Version of the whole of the Book of Psalms in Metre; by James Maxwell, S. D. P. [Student of Divine Poetry.] Glasgow, 1773. From the former of these the following hymns are in common use:— 1. All glory to t… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How shall I my Saviour set forth?
Title: How Shall I My Savior Set Forth?
Author: James Maxwell
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10469
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