Pleading the Atonement of the Savior

O thou. who didst thy glory leave

Author: Augustus Toplady
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O thou, who didst thy glory leave,
Apostate sinners to retrieve
From nature's deadly fall,
If thou hast bought me with a price,
My sins against me ne'er shall rise,
For thou hast borne them all.

2 And wast thou punish'd in my stead?
Didst thou without the city bleed
To expiate my stains?
On earth my God vouchsaf'd to dwell,
And made of infinite avail,
The suff'rings of the man.

3 And wast thou for transgressors given?
And did the incarnate King of Heaven
For us his foes expire?
Amaz'd, O earth, the tidings hear!
He bore, that we might never bear
His Father's righteous ire.

4 Ye saints, the man of sorrows bless,
The God, for your unrighteousness
Deputed to atone:
Praise, 'till with all the ransom'd throng
Ye sing the never-ending song,
And see him on his throne.

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

Author: Augustus Toplady

Toplady, Augustus Montague, the author of "Rock of Ages," was born at Farnham, Surrey, November 4, 1740. His father was an officer in the British army. His mother was a woman of remarkable piety. He prepared for the university at Westminster School, and subsequently was graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. While on a visit in Ireland in his sixteenth year he was awakened and converted at a service held in a barn in Codymain. The text was Ephesians ii. 13: "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." The preacher was an illiterate but warm-hearted layman named Morris. Concerning this experience Toplady wrote: "Strange that I, who had so long sat under the means of grace in England, should b… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O thou. who didst thy glory leave
Title: Pleading the Atonement of the Savior
Author: Augustus Toplady
Meter: 8.8.6.8.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d120

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d163

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XXXVII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XXXVII

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #74

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d458

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A Selection of Hymns #LXXIV

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #173

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CCLII

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d193

Select Hymns #d134

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The Christian Harmonist #103

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #792

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