My blessed Savior, is thy love

My blessed Savior, is thy love

Author: Joseph Stennett
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1 O blessed Saviour, is thy love
So great, so full, so free?
Behold we give our thoughts, our hearts,
Our lives, our all, to thee.

2 We love thee for the glorious worth
Which in thyself we see;
We love thee for that cross of shame
Endured so patiently.

3 No man of greater love can boast
Than for his friend to die;
Thou for thine enemies wast slain;
What love with thine can vie?

4 Make us like thee in meekness, love,
And every beauteous grace,
From glory unto glory changed
Till we behold thy face.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #515

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: My blessed Savior, is thy love
Author: Joseph Stennett
Copyright: Public Domain


My blessed Saviour, is Thy love. J. Stennett. [Holy Communion.] Appeared in his Hymns on the Lord's Supper, 1697, No. 22, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in his Works, 1732, vol. iv. p. 111. It is usually given in 3 stanzas (st. i.-iii.) somewhat altered, as in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, and others. Another arrangement is, “O blessed Saviour, is Thy love." In some collections this extends to 6 stanzas, as in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, but a shorter form is in more frequent use.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)




Composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147), BEATITUDO was published in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1875), where it was set to Isaac Watts' "How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine." Originally a word coined by Cicero, BEATITUDO means "the condition of blessedness." Like many of Dykes's…

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