O What A Conquest Jesus Won

O what a conquest Jesus won

Author: Henry F. Lyte
Tune: MANOAH (Greatorex)
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1 O what a conquest Jesus won,
When, on the fatal tree,
His great atoning work was done,
And earth from guilt set free!

2 "’Tis finished," He exulting cried,
The mighty Slayer slain;
The wrath of God is pacified,
And man may hope again.

3 O rich reward for every groan!
O victory complete!
To call a ransomed world His own,
And hail it to His feet.

4 Yes, the great work shall onward go;
The sure decree is past:
The nations to their Lord shall flow,
And all be Christ’s at last.

5 O hasten, Lord, those blessèd times!
Lead all Thy wanderers home!
Convert this world of woe and crimes,
And bid Thy kingdom come!

Author: Henry F. Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O what a conquest Jesus won
Title: O What A Conquest Jesus Won
Author: Henry F. Lyte
Source: The Spirit of the Psalms, 1834
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


MANOAH (Greatorex)

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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