Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926) Educated at Pembroke College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge, Dudley-Smith has served the Church of England since his ordination in 1950. He has occupied a number of church positions, including parish priest in the diocese of Southwark (1953-1962), archdeacon of Norwich (1973-1981), and bishop of Thetford, Norfolk, from 1981 until his retirement in 1992. He also edited a Christian magazine, Crusade, which was founded after Billy Graham's 1955 London crusade. Dudley-Smith began writing comic verse while a student at Cambridge; he did not begin to write hymns until the 1960s. Many of his several hundred hymn texts have been collected in Lift Every Heart: Collected Hymns 1961-1983 (1984), Songs of Deliverance: Thirt… Go to person page >
st. 1 = 1 Pet. 1:18-19
st. 2 = Isa. 53:3-6, John 1:29
st. 3 = 2 Cor. 5:14, 17
Timothy Dudley-Smith (PHH 233) wrote this text during August 1972 at his seaside summer home in Ruan Minor, Cornwall, England. The text was first published in the British collection Psalm Praise (1973) as a psalm for Passion Week.
This strong text of testimony and encouragement points all sinners to Christ, the Lamb of God. It also encourages believers to continue the journey that will ultimately bring them to the throne of the Lamb in glory. The repeated phrase "Lamb of God" is John the Baptist's description of Christ as the fulfillment of the Old Testament Passover (John 1:29).
Lent; Holy Week; Easter; worship services of confession/forgiveness as well as other times in which we reflect on Christ's redemptive work.
Display Title: No weight of gold or silverFirst Line: No weight of gold or silverTune Title: ARGENTAuthor: Timothy Dudley-Smith (born 1926)Meter: 7 6 7 6 DScripture: 1 Peter 1:18-19Date: 1987Subject: Easter | The Resurrection of Christ; God, Saviour | Suffering and Dying
Display Title: No weight of gold or silverFirst Line: No weight of gold or silverTune Title: MORDEN PARKAuthor: Timothy Dudley-Smith (born 1926)Meter: 7 6 7 6 DScripture: 1 Peter 1:18-19Date: 1987Subject: Easter | The Resurrection of Christ; God, Saviour | Suffering and Dying
Display Title: No Weight of Gold or SilverFirst Line: No weight of gold or silverTune Title: PASTORALEAuthor: Timothy Dudley-SmithMeter: 76 76 DScripture: Isaiah 53:3-6; 2 Corinthians 5:18; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 Peter 1:19Date: 1987Subject: Assurance | ; Blood of Christ | ; Confession of Sin | ; Cross of Christ | ; Freedom | ; Lent | ; Sickness & Health | ; Suffering of Christ |
Display Title: No weight of gold or silverFirst Line: No weight of gold or silverTune Title: KING'S LYNNAuthor: Timothy Dudley-Smith, 1926-Meter: 76.76 DScripture: Isaiah 53:2-6; John 1:29; John 1:35; John 8:31-33; Romans 5:6-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; 2 Corinthians 9:15; Galatians 2:16; Galatians 2:19-20; Hebrews 9:11-14; 1 Peter 1:17-21Date: 1999Subject: Faith | ; Grace | ; Grief | ; Jesus Christ | Humanity; Jesus Christ | Priesthood and Intercession; Jesus Christ | Redeemer; Lamb of God | ; Name/s of Jesus | ; New Life in Christ | ; Proclamation: Witness | ; Salvation |