Jesus, O word divinely sweet

Jesus, O word divinely sweet

Author: Joseph Stennett
Published in 15 hymnals

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1 JESUS, O word divinely sweet!
How charming is the sound!
What joyful news! what heavenly sense
In that dear name is found!

2 Our souls all guilty, and condemn'd,
In hopeless fetters lay;
Our souls, with numerous sins deprav'd
To death and hell a prey.

3 JESUS, to purge away this guilt,
A willing victim fell,
And on his cross triumphant broke
The bands of death and hell.

4 Our foes were mighty to destroy;
He mighty was to save:
He dy'd, but could not long be held
A prisoner to the grave.

5 JESUS, who mighty art to save,
Still push thy conquests on;
Extend the triumphs of thy cross,
Where'er the sun has shone.

6 O Captain of salvation! make
Thy power and mercy known;
'Till crouds of willing converts come,
And worship at thy throne.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CLXXXVIII

Author: Joseph Stennett

The author was a Baptist preacher in London, from 1690, to his death in 1713. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, O word divinely sweet
Author: Joseph Stennett

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CLXXXVIII

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d50

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Hymns for Christian Melody #632

The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d119

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #562

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1193

The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d96

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