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Jesus, the heavenly lover, gave

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 30 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, the heav'nly lover, gave
His life, my wretched soul to save;
Resolv'd to make his mercy known,
He kindly claims me for his own.

2 Rebellious, I against him strove
'Till melted and constrain'd by love;
With sin, and self, I freely part,
The heav'nly Bridegroom wins my heart.

3 My guilt, my wretchedness he knows,
Yet takes and owns me for his spouse;
My debts he pays, and sets me free,
And makes his riches o'er to me.

4 My filthy rags are laid aside,
He clothes me as becomes his bride;
Himself bestows my wedding dress,
The robe of perfect righteousness.

5 Lost in astonishment, I see,
Jesus, thy boundless love to me;
With angels I thy grace adore,
And long to love and praise thee more.

6 Since thou woulst take me for thy bride,
O keep me, Saviour, near thy side!
I fain would give thee all my heart,
Nor ever from the Lord depart.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCII

Author: John Fawcett

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, the heavenly lover, gave
Title: Bridegroom
Author: John Fawcett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 30 of 30)

A Collection of Hymns & Spiritual Songs, for Public and Family Worship #d72

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d167

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #295

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #123

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.XCIII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.XCIII

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #159

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Baptist Hymn Book #a108

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d268

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S106

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d242

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Pocket Hymns #96

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CCII

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d296

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The Baptist Hymn Book #355

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The Baptist Hymn Book #108

The Choice #H57

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The Choice #H57

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #877

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