Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

My dearest Redeemer, thou light of my days

My dearest Redeemer, thou light of my days

Author: John Relly
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1 My dearest Redeemer, thou Light of my Days,
My Heart's sincere Language shall shew forth thy Praise:
I now can behold the Smiles of thy Face,
Thy Glory, dear Saviour, the Fountain of Grace:
I'll tell the World of thee, of thy shedding Blood,
That wonderful Myst'ry and Glory of God.

2 'Tis Jesus, Jehovah, the wounded I AM,
Who dy'd on Golgotha, the sacrific'd Lamb;
His Beauties I see, thro' each weeping Wound;
His Body all bleeding where true Joys abound:
He dy'd, but lives ever, and reigns over all;
He is my dear Saviour, his Name I extol.

3 He is my true Lover, whose Grace never ends;
My Soul bow and wonder, and view his pierc'd Hands!
Remember his Love, his Death, and his Smart,
And all his wounds number, the Life of my Heart:
He is my dear Portion! what can I want more?
Freed from condemnation, I bow and adore.

4 Who can but admire so faithful a Friend,
Unchangeable Lover, who loves to the End?
Ere long I shall be amidst the lov'd Throng;
There, loud as the Thunders, I'll sing the new Song:
Still gazing, admiring, and singing most sweet,
And also embracing his pier'd Hands and Feet.

Source: Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #II.XII

Author: John Relly

(no biographical information available about John Relly.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My dearest Redeemer, thou light of my days
Author: John Relly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us