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O Savior, precious Savior, Whom yet unseen we love

Representative Text

1 O Saviour, precious Saviour,
Whom yet unseen we love;
O Name of might and favor,
All other names above,
We worship Thee, we bless Thee,
To Thee, O Christ, we sing;
We praise Thee and confess Thee,
Our holy Lord and King.

2 O bringer of salvation,
Who wondrously hast wrought,
Thyself the revelation
Of love beyond our thought.
We worship Thee, we bless Thee,
To Thee, O Christ, we sing;
We praise Thee, and confess Thee,
Our gracious Lord and King.

3 In Thee all fulness dwelleth,
All grace and pow'r divine;
The glory that excelleth,
O Son of God, is Thine.
We worship Thee, we bless Thee,
To Thee, O Christ, we sing;
We praise Thee and confess Thee,
Our glorious Lord and King.

4 O grant the consummation
Of this our song above
In endless adoration
And everlasting love;
Then shall we praise and bless Thee
Where perfect praises ring,
And evermore confess Thee,
Our Saviour and our King!

Source: Lutheran Service Book #527

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Savior, precious Savior, Whom yet unseen we love
Author: Frances R. Havergal
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We worship thee, we bless thee
Copyright: Public Domain




GREENLAND, an example of the popular nineteenth-century practice of creating hymn tunes from the works of classical composers, is thought to be originally from one of J. Michael Haydn's (PHH 67) "Deutschen Kirchen Messen." The tune acquired its title from its occasional association with the text "Fr…

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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Ambassador Hymnal #189

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Christian Worship #368

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #820

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Lutheran Service Book #527


Lutheran Worship #282


The Cyber Hymnal #5299

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #159

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #263

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