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Jesus, wondrous Savior Christ, of kings the King

Jesus, wondrous Savior Christ, of kings the King

Author: D. A. McGregor
Tune: FRANCONIA (Hastings)
Published in 10 hymnals

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1. Jesus, wondrous Savior! Christ, of kings the king!
Angels fall before Thee, prostrate worshipping;
Fairest they confess Thee in the Heav’n above.
We would sing Thee fairest here in hymns of love.

2. Fairer far than sunlight unto eyes that wait
Amid fear and darkness, ’til the morning break;
Fairer than the day-dawn, hills and dales among,
When its tide of glory wakes the tide of song.

3. Sweeter far than music quivering from keys
That unbind all feeling with strange harmonies.
Thou art more and dearer than all minstrelsy;
Only in Thy presence can joy’s fullness be.

4. All earth’s flowing pleasures were a wintry sea,
Heav’n itself without Thee dark as night would be.
Lamb of God! Thy glory is the light above.
Lamb of God! Thy glory is the life of love.

5. Life is death if severed from Thy throbbing heart.
Death with life abundant at Thy touch would start.
Worlds and men and angels all consist in Thee:
Yet Thou camest to us in humility.

6. Jesus! All perfections rise and end in Thee;
Brightness of God’s glory Thou, eternally,
Favored beyond measure they Thy face who see;
May we gracious Savior, share this ecstasy.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3499

Author: D. A. McGregor

McGregor, Daniel Arthur. (Osgoode Township, Ontario, December 13, 1847--April 25, 1890, New York City). Baptist. University of Toronto, B.A., 1881. Pastorate at Stratford, Ont., 1881-1886; professor (1886-1889) at Toronto Bible College, then the theological department of McMaster University. Appointed TBC's principal in 1889, he was almost at once paralyzed by a spinal disorder. Before going to New York for unavailing surgery, he wrote the hymn "Jesus, wondrous Saviour" which, while never officially adopted by the University, was sung in his honour at so many University ceremonies that it became known as "The McMaster Hymn" and alumni proceeded to make it familiar to Baptists throughout Canada. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, wondrous Savior Christ, of kings the King
Author: D. A. McGregor



The Cyber Hymnal #3499
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The Cyber Hymnal #3499

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