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In remembrance of the Savior

In remembrance of the Savior

Author: John Hiram Robinson
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 In remembrance of the Saviour,
And the load he bore for me;
I commemorate his passion,
And his death upon the tree.

2 At the altar lowly kneeling,
Yielding all my soul to God,
I adore my dear Redeemer,
Who alone the wine-press trod.

3 Here I take the sacred emblems
That his broken body gives,
And my heart exults in gladness,
Since for me the Saviour lives.

4 I'm a witness of his dying,
And his rising from the grave--
Of his love for outcast sinners,
And his mighty power to save.

5 Here my faith with brightened vision
Sees the land that's far away,
Where I'll sup again with Jesus,
In the realms of endless day.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #499

Author: John Hiram Robinson

Robinson, John Hiram, D.D. (Ballycassidy, Ireland, March 2, 1826--December 20, 1900). He joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church at the age of sixteen, graduated from the College of Dublin in 1847, and became an itinerant preacher. Coming to the United States in 1852 he stopped in Patterson, New Jersey, on his way to visit relatives in Canada, was invited to preach at the Primitive Methodist Church there, and was at once asked to take the pastorate of that church. He did so and remained there until his death forty-five years later. During the Civil War he served as a chaplain in the Union Army. Robinson was the author of a number of poems and fugitive pieces. "In remembrance of the Saviour" first appeared in the Voice of Praise, 1872, in fi… Go to person page >

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First Line: In remembrance of the Savior
Author: John Hiram Robinson