The Triumphs of the Dying Savior

No more, dear Savior, will I boast

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 No more, dear Savior, will I boast
Of beauty, wealth, or loud applause;
The world has all its glories lost,
Amid the triumphs of the cross.

2 In every feature of thy face
Beauty her fairest charms displays;
Truth, wisdom, majesty and grace
Shine thence in sweetly mingled rays.

3 Thy wealth the power of thought transcends,
’Tis vast, immense, and all divine:
Thy empire, Lord, o’er worlds extends;
The sun, the moon, the stars are thine.

4 Yet (O how marvelous the sight!)
I see thee on a cross expire;
Thy Godhead veil'd in sable night;
And angels from the scene retire.

5 But, why from these sad scenes retreat?
Why with your wings your faces hide?
He ne'er appear'd so good, so great,
As when he bow'd his head and died.

6 The indignation of a God
On him avenging justice hurl'd:
Beneath the weight he firmly stood,
And nobly sav'd a falling world.

7 These triumphs of stupendous grace
Surprise, rejoice, and melt my heart;
Lord, at thy cross I stand and gaze,
Nor would I ever thence depart!

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CDLXXXI

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: No more, dear Savior, will I boast
Title: The Triumphs of the Dying Savior
Author: Samuel Stennett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in…

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