Jesus, Full of All Compassion

Jesus, full of all compassion

Author: Daniel Turner
Published in 153 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, full of all compassion,
Hear Thy humble suppliant’s cry;
Let me know Thy great salvation;
See! I languish, faint, and die.

2 Guilty, but with heart relenting,
Overwhelmed with helpless grief,
Prostrate at Thy feet repining,
Send, oh, send me quick relief!

3 Whither should a wretch be flying,
But to Him who comfort gives?
Whither, from the dread of dying,
But to Him who ever lives?

4 While I view Thee, wounded, grieving,
Breathless, on the cursèd tree,
Fain I’d feel my heart believing,
That didst suffer thus for me.


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #383

Author: Daniel Turner

Turner, Daniel, M.A., was born at Blackwater Park, near St. Albans, March 1, 1710. Having received a good classical education, he for some years kept a boarding-school at Hemel Hempstead, but in 1741 he became pastor of the Baptist church, Reading. Thence he removed, in 1748, to Abingdon, and continued pastor of the Baptist church there until his death on Sept. 5, 1798. He was much respected throughout his denomination, and was the friend and correspondent of Robert Robinson, Dr. Rippon, and other eminent men of that day. He probably received the honorary degree of M.A. from the Baptist College, Providence, Rhode Island. Turner was the author of works on Open Communion and Social Religion; also of Short Meditations on Select Portions of Scr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, full of all compassion
Title: Jesus, Full of All Compassion
Author: Daniel Turner
Source: Baptist Collection by Ash and Evans (Bristol, England: 1769)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Jesus, full of all compassion. D. Turner. [Lent.] Appeared in the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash & Evans, 1769, No. 223, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, headed "The Supplication," and signed "D. T." It was repeated in full in Rippon's Selection, 1787, No. 295; and again in later collections. It is in a large number of modern hymn-books in Great Britain and America, but usually in an abridged form. It is justly regarded as Turner's finest hymn.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #3263
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #3263

Include 152 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us