I Ask My Dying Savior Dear

I ask my dying Savior dear

Author: John Berridge
Tune: BROWN (Bradbury)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 I ask my dying Savior dear
To set me on His heart;
And if my Jesus fix me there,
Nor life, nor death shall part.

2 As Aaron bore upon his breast
The names of Jacob’s sons,
So bear my name among the rest
Of Thy dear chosen ones.

3 Yea, set me as a precious seal
Of covenant grace divine,
Which may the covenant love reveal,
And mark me truly Thine.

4 And let the seal be stamped clear,
With holiness in view,
That I may bear Thine image fair,
And others read it, too.

5 But seal me also on Thine arm,
Or yet I am not right;
I need Thy love to ward off harm,
And need Thy shoulder’s might.

6 This double seal makes all things sure,
And keeps me safe and well;
Thy heart and shoulder will secure
From all the host of hell.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13707

Author: John Berridge

Berridge, John, born at Kingston, Notis, March 1, 1716, and educated at Clare Hall, Cambridge. In 1749 he was ordained as curate to the parish of Stapleford, near Cambridge, and in 1755 he was preferred to the Vicarage of Everton, where he died Jan. 22, 1793. His epitaph, written by himself for his own tombstone (with date of death filled in), is an epitome of his life. It reads:— " Here lies the remains of John Berridge, late Vicar of Everton, and an itinerate servant of Jesus Christ, who loved his Master and His work; and after running on His errands for many years, was caught up to wait on Him above. Reader! art thou born again? (No salvation without a new birth.) I was born in sin, February, 1716; remained ignorant of my fallen sta… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I ask my dying Savior dear
Title: I Ask My Dying Savior Dear
Author: John Berridge
Source: Sion's Songs, 1842 ed.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13707
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