I love the holy Son of God

I love the holy Son of God

Author: Asa Abel
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 I love the holy Son of God,
Who once this vale of sorrow trod,
Who bore my sins, a dreadful load,
Up Calvary’s gloomy mountain.

2 There on the cross the Savior hung,
The sport of many an impious tongue,
While pain extreme His nature wrung,
And flowed life’s crimson fountain.

3 The sun would not behold the scene,
But round Him threw night’s sable screen;
Nature was robed in mourning mien,
And sighed when Jesus suffered.

4 But ah! His persecutors stood,
Reviling Christ, the Son of God,
Unmoved to see His gushing blood,
And shocking insults offered.

5 O! why did not His fury burn,
And floods of vengeance on them turn?
Amazing! See, His bowels yearn
In soft compassion on them.

6 No fury kindles in His eyes,
They beam with love—and when He dies,
"Father, forgive," the sufferer cries,
"They know not!"—O forgive them.

7 How ardent ought my love to be
To Him who’s done so much for me;
My constant service, faithful, free—
And all my powers employing.

8 I should my cross with pleasure bear,
And place my all of glorying there,
In His reproach most gladly share,
In tribulation joying.

9 And never shall it be concealed,
He hath to me His love revealed,
Of all my sins a pardon sealed—
I feel His blessèd favor.

10 In Him I do and will rejoice;
I’ll praise Him with a cheerful voice,
Until the theme my tongue employs
In Heaven above, forever.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10565

Author: Asa Abel

Abel, Asa. (Cheshire County, New Hampshire, November 19, 1796--November 9, 1879, New York State). Free Methodist. Pastor in the Methodist Episcopal Church for eighteen years, serving as a presiding elder and being elected as a delegate to the General Conference four times. In 1861 he transferred to the Free Methodist Church, serving as district chairman of several districts in the Genesee Conference and as a delegate to the Free Methodist General Conference three times. He retired in 1873. His hymn "I love the holy Son of God" was published in the Free Methodist Hymnal, 1915. --Anastasia Van Burkalow, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: I love the holy Son of God
Author: Asa Abel



The Cyber Hymnal #10565
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Instances (1 - 26 of 26)

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns for Social Worship and Pravate Devotion #d49

Advent Hymn Book #d46

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #24

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d415

Free Methodist Hymnal #d261

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #312

Select Hymns #d205

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Select Hymns #41

Spiritual Melodies #d144

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d164

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d72

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The American Vocalist #327b

The Christian Lyre #d168

The Christians' Songster #d48


The Cyber Hymnal #10565

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The Harp #214

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #68

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The Jubilee Harp #656

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d105

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The Pilgrims' Songster #46

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The Religious Songster #7

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The Revivalist #365

The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d234

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