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If there be holy contest

Translator: Joseph Morris (1854)
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

If there be holy contest
Who ought to sing the loudest
On plains of heaven;
Who most to Christ indebted,
Who loftiest exalted,
Being most forgiven:
A plea there will appear for me;
For of the many,
Whom sovereign Mercy,
With arm almighty,
May raise that state to see,
No one more undeserving
Of joy so great can be.
One song shall echo through the throng:
“To Him who loved us:
To Him who washed us:
To Him who saved us,
From deep and miry clay!”
The thrilling anthem doubling,
Unending, night and day.

Favourite Welsh Hymns, 1854

Translator: Joseph Morris

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Text Information

First Line: If there be holy contest
Title: Close.
Translator: Joseph Morris (1854)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 1854
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.